Prevent bleeding hemorrhoids
The main symptom of hemorrhoids, both internal and external is bleeding. If you experience
bleeding from the anus, with or without a bowel movement, you need to know that there are far more dangerous things that can cause the same kind of bleeding. (See How Are Hemorrhoids Classified?)
You cannot see or feel internal hemorrhoids as they lie inside the rectum about a fingers length from view. Because they are not covered with skin, they do not hurt, even when inflamed and swollen. Bleeding is the only symptom you get when the internal hemorrhoids have become engorged; however, these hemorrhoids can stretch downward and can prolapse through the anus, causing increased bleeding and the feeling of a large lump coming through the anus.
Bleeding hemorrhoids pregnancy and postpartum are caused by increased blood volume and pressure from the uterus on the veins in your rectum. The veins may enlarge into a firm, swollen pouches underneath the mucous membranes inside or outside the rectum.
Once hemorrhoids develop, you can minimize the symptoms by keeping your rectal area clean and washing after each bowel movement, soaking in a warm bath, applying cold compresses and avoiding sitting for long periods. Hemorrhoids will usually subside after pregnancy.
Bleeding hemorrhoids symptoms
- Internal hemorrhoids usually offer up bleeding as their only symptoms. The most general symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood in stool, on toilet paper, or in the bathroom bowl bleeding hemorrhoids after the bowel movement. (See Internal hemorrhoids symptoms) Internal hemorrhoids that are not prolapsed are usually not painful. Prolapsed hemorrhoids often cause discomfort, pain, and anal itching. (See Prolapsed hemorrhoid)
- The blood clots may form in the external hemorrhoids. The blood clot in a vein is called a thrombosis. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids cause bleeding, painful swelling, or a hard lump around the anus. When the blood clots dissolve, extra skin is left behind. This skin can become irritated or itchy. (See Thrombosed external hemorrhoid)
Remember that rectal bleeding and rectal pain are the exact symptoms caused by the colon or anal cancer. The bleeding can be more mixed within the stool but can also be bright red blood on the stool.
Bleeding hemorrhoids treatment
Bleeding during bowel movements is the most general sign of hemorrhoids. However, rectal bleeding can occur with other diseases, including anal cancer and colorectal cancer. Don’t assume that the bleeding hemorrhoids is coming from hemorrhoids without consulting a doctor.(See Symptoms of hemorrhoids)
It is important to remember that rectal bleeding or blood in the stool is never normal, and while it may originate from a relatively good cause like hemorrhoids, more serious causes can be life threatening. These include bleeding from ulcers, diverticulitis, tumors, and inflammatory bowel disease. If rectal bleeding occurs, it is important to contact your health care professional or seek emergency medical attention.
The main symptom of the illness is rectal bleeding. Depending on the location of the hemorrhoids and their size, they may be painful or may not be painful. It is important to remember that serious diseases can also mimic hemorrhoids so that if you have rectal bleeding and are of the risk category for colorectal cancer, you need to see a doctor.
If a blood clot has formed within external hemorrhoid, your doctor can remove clot with a simple incision, which may provide immediate relief. For persistent painful or bleeding hemorrhoids, your doctor may recommend another minimally invasive procedure. These treatments can be done in your physician’s office or other outpatient settings.
The Coagulation techniques use infrared light or laser or heat. They cause bleeding hemorrhoids, small, internal hemorrhoids to harden and shrivel.
Bleeding hemorrhoids home remedy
- Dietary management and lifestyle modifications are effective in the treatment of grade I and some grade II hemorrhoids.The primary goal is to have adequate fluid and fiber intake to eliminate straining at defecation and consequently prevent bleeding hemorrhoids. A proper diet should include an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Bulk in the diet may be added with raw, unprocessed wheat or oat bran (1/3 cup per day).
- Fiber supplement such as psyllium seed (two teaspoons per day), together with adequate water, add moisture to a stool and decrease constipation. On rare occasions, psyllium seed may cause an allergic reaction.You can take supplements to treat it, See Dosage and Medical Advice more.
- Stool softeners may also be used.
- Sitz baths in warm water are useful for anal hygiene and for relieving anal pain and should be done 2 or 3 times a day.
- Patients should be educated not to spend long periods of time reading on the toilette bowl, and sometimes by just changing this habit symptom may resolve.
- Patients should also be instructed not to ignore the urge to defecate.
- Many topical agents, suppositories, and creams are available to alleviate local pain, irritation, and pruritus. See Suppository for hemorrhoids treatment – how to use
- Oral ve no tonics, such as flavonoids, have been utilized in the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids. You can take supplements to treat it, See Dosage and Medical Advice more.