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Internal hemorrhoids symptoms occur when the veins in the anus swell and breach the anal wall. Internal hemorrhoids are not considered to be as severe as external hemorrhoids condition, but they do require changes in lifestyle and dietary modifications. They also require frequent doctor’s supervision to be fully remedied.
Internal Hemorrhoid treatments include:
Rubber band Ligation – cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. Within days the hemorrhoid dies and falls off. Some patients experience pain and bleeding after the treatment. It does not cure the cause of the hemorrhoids, which means there is a possibility of the hemorrhoids reappearing.
Infared Photocoagulation – the infrared light is used to cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. Five to six treatments (one per week) is necessary. Although it is advertised as pain-free, many patients complain of intense pain during treatment. Again, this procedure is not a cure. There is a chance of the hemorrhoids returning.
Hemorrhoidectomy – is basically the surgical removal of the hemorrhoid and due to the long recovery period, it should be a last resort. Also, statistics show that this treatment can cause incontinence later in life so it is recommended only for severe cases.
Although the above internal hemorrhoid treatments will eliminate the hemorrhoid symptoms, they do little to nothing in preventing the future development of hemorrhoids.
What are hemorrhoid symptoms? Many may be suffering from hemroid symptoms and not realize it. This is especially true if you have internal hemorrhoids. However, if you are one of many suffering from rectal pain and you are not sure what is the cause, you might want to check and see whether you have these hemorrhoid symptoms:
Internal Hemorrhoid Symptoms:
- Bright red blood in the stool or toilet
- Emissions of mucus
- Constant urge to pass stool
The itching is caused by the mucus that is in contact with the skin and which might “seep out” of the internal hemorrhoid.
The constant need to pass stool is attributed to the placement of the hemroid in an area that triggers the senses into believing that the hemorrhoid is similar to the stool in the anal canal. Pain is not one of the major hemorrhoid symptoms of internal hemorrhoids. In fact, in the early stages, there isn’t much pain at all.
External Hemorrhoid Symptoms:
External hemorrhoids are easier to detect than internal hemorrhoids for the simple fact that the hemorrhoids develop outside of the anal canal. External hemorrhoids look similar to a skin bump. The developed ones are bright red, which the underdeveloped ones are an intense shade of blue.
External hemorrhoids cause a lot of discomfort when the patient sits, walks or is even laying down. The size of the hemorrhoids can range from a protrusion as small as a fingernail to as big as a golf ball.
The majority of people who suffer from hemorrhoids prefer self-administered hemorrhoid treatments. Though this is less embarrassing to the patient, over the counter piles treatments can only be effective if the treatment corroborate with the seriousness of the condition.
The right hemorrhoids treatment is chosen depending on the cause and the type of hemroids. Conservative treatment typically consists of increasing dietary fiber, oral fluids to maintain hydration, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sitz baths and rest. Increased fiber intake has shown to improve outcomes and may be achieved by dietary alterations or the consumption of fiber supplements.
While some topical agents and suppositories are available for the treatment of hemorrhoids, there is little evidence to support their use. Preparation H may improve local symptoms, but it does not improve the underlying disorder and long-term use is discouraged due to local irritation of the skin.
In some cases, hemorrhoids must be treated surgically. These methods are used to shrink and destroy the hemorrhoidal tissue and are performed under anesthesia. The doctor will perform the surgery during an office or hospital visit.
Hemorrhoids surgery should be seen as a last resort. 95% of hemorrhoid treatments can be done without the need for surgery. One popular solution is H-Miracle. If you have grown tired of ineffective creams, suppositories, pills, ointments that seemingly do not fix the root of the problem, H-Miracle is a solution that should be tried before surgery.
The best way to prevent hemorrhoids is to keep stools soft so that they can be easily passed. This will decrease the pressure and the straining, and will allow you to empty your bowels as soon as the urge occurs. Exercise and increased fiber in the diet help reduce constipation and straining by producing stools that are softer and easier to pass.