WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR?
New bleeding or lumps – if you have never been diagnosed with hemorrhoids before, and you are experiencing new bleeding or lumps around the anal area. Hemorrhoids are not worrisome, but you need to see a doctor to ensure it is truly hemorrhoids and not something else.
Severe Bleeding – most bleeding from hemorrhoids is mild and does not cause significant blood loss. However, you should see a doctor if you are experiencing severe or prolonged bleeding.
Surgery – hemorrhoids rarely require surgery, but if your hemorrhoids are so severe that you would consider surgical options, then see your Family Doctor for a referral to a surgeon.