Do you know that a hemorrhoid is a condition commonly experienced by many individuals during their middle to later years in life? Accumulated pressure and strain within the rectum and around the anus area over the past years may sometimes manifest itself in an unexpected manner. When pressure builds up on the veins, their tendency is to be inflamed and get swollen due to blood accumulation and poor circulation. If they get irritated due to scratching, pressure or even wearing tight-fitting clothes and underwear, they tend to swell including the membranes and surrounding tissues. These may cause frequent itches, burning sensation and irritable pain. When the mucous membrane surrounding the hemorrhoids break, this is when bleeding hemorrhoids are experienced. This may usually be seen as streaks of bright red blood on faeces or toilet paper after each bowel movement.