'Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms. This condition is known as a thrombosed external hemorrhoid.
In addition, excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding and/or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms. Draining mucus may also cause itching.'
It would be best to consult a surgeon for your symptoms to find out the cause of your complaints.
Till then you could try eating a high-fiber diet, using stool softener, taking pain killer and having a sitz bath for your symptoms.
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