Hemorrhoids are more common in the elderly and in people with diarrhea, pelvic tumors, occur during or after pregnancy and in people who sit for longer and / or straini to help bowel movement. Symptoms of hemorrhoids are: Painless rectal bleeding Itching or pain of anus Swelling of the tissues around the anus Leakage of feces or difficulty cleaning after discharge Rectal bleeding - Many people with hemorrhoids notice bright red blood in the stool, in the toilet or on toilet paper after a bowel movement. The amount of blood is usually small. However, even a small amount of blood in the bathroom can turn the water red, which may scare. Less commonly, bleeding is abundant. While hemorrhoids most commonly are the cause of rectal bleeding, there are other, more serious causes. If the patient does not experience it is not possible to know what causes rectal bleeding. Consult your doctor if you notice after a bowel movement bleeding. Itching - Hemorrhoids usually cause itching and irritation of the skin around the anus. Pain - Hemorrhoids can become painful. See a doctor if you experience severe pain, as this may be a sign of a serious problem.