There are many different symptoms that we have been taught to be highly wary of. While no one likes to experience any health problem, some specific symptoms will be associated with serious health issues that can cause us to panic.
For example, if you have chest pain, then your immediate assumption may be that you are having a heart attack. Likewise, if you notice a lump on your breast, then you may assume breast cancer.
The truth is that these signs can indicate something very serious, and getting checked out is always a good idea – it’s better to be safe than to be sorry!
At the same time though, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions and assume the very worst. While you wait to be seen, try not to worry unduly. The truth is that it could be something far less worrisome.
This is definitely true when it comes to blood in the stool for instance. This is a common cause for concern, but it may point to something far less dangerous than you presume. In this post, we will take a look at some of the potential causes.
One of the most common causes for blood in the stool is piles (hemorrhoids). While this isn’t a fun or pleasant condition, it also isn’t a condition that you need to worry about.
Piles are caused by broken blood vessels around the anus that can push through the skin known as anal fissures. And this is often the result of either straining very hard on the toilet (perhaps due to constipation) or of sitting for very long times on a hard surface. The truth is that the human body is actually not intended to sit down and in the wild, we likely would have squatted instead!
To avoid the condition, try not to strain harder than necessary. At the same time, you could look into getting a soft or supportive cushion for your chair – or just taking regular breaks to stand up and walk around. Piles results in blood that is red, which is because it has come from the end of the digestive tract.