Top 7 Signs of a Hemorrhoid Problem

Top 7 Signs of a Hemorrhoid Problem

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the rectum or anus. Hemorrhoid veins are located in the lowest area of the rectum and anus. There are two (2) categories of hemorrhoids: Internal and External. Hemorrhoids (or hemroids) are also known as piles. They can be extremely unpleasant and painful for many people when the vein becomes irritated. A hemorrhoid problem can be easily treated and is also preventive. Hemorrhoids are more common in men than in women.

What are hemorrhoids and How do I Treat Them?

Swollen hemorrhoid: The vein walls become stretched, thin and irritated by passing bowel movements.

hemorrhoids doctors symptoms of hemorrhoidSymptoms and Signs of a Hemorrhoid Problem:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Moist, pink pads of skin protruding from the anus
  • Bleeding
  • Discomfort
  • Mucus discharge
  • “Prolapse,” or enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter (severe)

Hemorrhoids can occur both inside and above the inside of the anus. They can also appear externally under the skin of the anus. The older you are, the more likely you are to suffer from hemorrhoids. This does not mean however that young people and children do not get them.

Sometimes medicine can be prescribed to treat hemorrhoids, but more severe cases may require a more invasive approach. Only a hemorrhoid specialist should diagnose a more severe hemorrhoid issue.

If left untreated, hemorrhoids often get worse overtime and are therefore harder to treat. 

Hemorrhoid Treatment Options

THD Treatments(Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization) – this procedure takes about 20 minutes and is offered as an outpatient surgery. It is incision less, provides fast recovery and is overall a fairly easy process.

Rubber Band Ligation – this is an office procedure done without the use of anesthesia and uses tiny rubber bands to shrink hemorrhoid veins by tacking up droopy hemorrhoid tissue.

Prolapsed and Hemorrhoids Procedure – otherwise known as The PPH Procedure is used when the muscular tissue that supports the pelvis weakens and breaks. Due to this, the hemorrhoidal tissues may begin to protrude. This procedure uses an internal tucking stapling device to restore hemorrhoidal tissues back into normal position. The procedure is completed in about 20 minutes using a short-acting spinal anesthesia.

Sclerotherapy this procedure is used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformation. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. Used mainly for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformation

Cautery the doctor uses cryosurgery or a laser to remove the affected veins.

Hemorrhoidectomy this procedure is used to remove hemorrhoids. A general anesthesia is used to make the process a pain-free experience. Incisions are made in the tissue around the hemorrhoids and the swollen vein inside the hemorrhoid is tied off to prevent bleeding and the hemorrhoid is then removed. The surgical area maybe sewn closed or left open. Medicated gauze is used to dress the wound.

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