First of all, please excuse the graphic nature of my post, but I assume for the most part we are all adults here, as well as humans, and unfortunately as humans we sometimes get embarrassing problems we don't really want to talk about.
For the past month and a half I have been extremely serious about working out, changing my diet, and working out an average of 5 times a week. I've already seen and felt many good changes in my body, as well as noticeably getting much stronger. The one thing I've never done was deadlifts, for fear of injury. That was until earlier this week when I did some (not heavy in order to try to perfect my form) on my back day. What followed was a restless night with a lot of itching in my anal area. I looked up information online and the first thing I thought was, "Oh man, I have worms or something". The thought creeped me out but started to doubt the possibility of parasites because I consider myself to have VERY good hygiene. Well, to make a long story short here are my symptoms:
- The first night I was extremely itchy around my "hole", but it has gotten less itchy since then.
- It does however still itch, and it feels like something is stuck in between my butt cheeks.
- It is usually worse at night for some reason.
- I used a mirror to check myself out and I have what looks like a blueish vein sticking out maybe an inch from my anus. It is not a ball or anything and it doesn't stick out that much. If you've ever seen somebody with a vein sticking out of their biceps it kind of looks like that.
- I've read that some people have tied a rubberband around a hemorrhoid but there is no way I'd be able to do that since it doesn't stick out that much.
- I can feel a slight bump when I wash myself in the shower.
- When I have a bowel movement I notice blood on the toilet paper.
So what do you guys think? I've never had this problem until I started working out. Is it hemorrhoids? If it is, is it due to straining too much when I work out? Most importantly, WHEN WILL THIS GO AWAY?!? Unfortunately, I don't have health insurance, but because I live in a fairly poor town, there is a free clinic nearby. I will go if absolutely necessary, but only as a last resort, because I've been there before and the medical care there is pretty bad, and thats putting it nicely.