Causes & Symptoms
CAUSES
Although many patients and clinicians believe that hemorrhoids are caused by chronic Constipation, prolonged sitting, and vigorous straining, little evidence to support a Causative link exists.
 
Other risk factors historically associated with the development of hemorrhoids
Include the following:
• Pregnancy 3
• Obesity
• Lack of erect posture
• Elevated anal resting
• Familial tendency
• Pressure
• Higher socioeconomic status
• Spinal cord injury
• Chronic diarrhea
• Loss of rectal muscle tone
• Colon malignancy
• Rectal surgery
• Hepatic disease
• Anal intercourse
Varicosities caused from portal hypertension are a distinct entity from hemorrhoids
SYMPTOMS
Many anorectal problems, including fissures, fistulae, abscesses, anal melanoma or irritation and itching, also called pruritus ani, have similar symptoms and are incorrectly referred to as hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are usually not dangerous or life threatening. In most cases, treated on time patient will be safe from side effects But if persists can cause severe complications like BLEEDING which leads to ANEMIA
• Bleeding
• Prolapse
• Pain
• Itching