“I often notice blood on the toilet paper.” “I have a very painful lump on my rectum.” “First it is painful, then it feels itchy.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their suffering from haemorrhoids.
A network of blood vessels next to the sphincter assures proper closing of the anus. The blood within these vessels can accumulate, creating a blood clot, which then might be felt as a solid and painful lump inside or outside of the sphincter. Weeping, bleeding, agonizing itchiness or stool smear may be experienced.
Suffering from haemorrhoids isn’t always caused by constipation or chronic straining to have a bowel movement. Pregnancy can also be a cause of these uncomfortable symptoms.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on haemorrhoids?