The pain of hemorrhoids is unmistakable. The bright spot of blood on the paper when you wipe is undeniable. Some people may feel that they should see a doctor to confirm that the problem is hemorrhoids, but it really is not necessary.
You should start treating hemorrhoids at home at the first sign of problems. There is no need to wait for a doctor, as this will only prolong the agony. The first time you feel that twinge of stabbing pain, start treatment immediately for fast relief. Don’t wait for a doctor’s appointment to find relief, start treating the hemorrhoids as soon as they flare up.
If the hemorrhoids fail to shrink with treatment, or if the problem should become worse over the following days, then you should seek medical attention. You should also seek medical attention if the bleeding becomes more severe, or if the bleeding continues even after the hemorrhoids themselves are no longer causing pain and discomfort.