Lump in my anus. Prevention You can often prevent hemorrhoids by preventing constipation. This is a relatively simple procedure, carried out under general anaestheticthat usually only requires a stay in hospital of a few days. It is effective only for internal hemorrhoids, but is less painful than traditional hemorrhoidectomy. Always leave that to your doctor. An anoscopy is a procedure that can help your doctor find any issues in your gastrointestinal tract. These brochures are inclusive but not prescriptive. Regular follow-up with a careful exam by your colon and rectal surgeon is important. Anal Pain. Symptoms Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: Although few cancers are totally preventable, avoiding risk factors and getting regular checkups are important. Internal hemorrhoids. The condition is also more common in women than men.