Hemorrhoids white, red, purple or blue: what does it mean?
Few people take the trouble to observe their anus. Indeed, since this part of human anatomy has long been recognized as a source of haunting, demonized, ignored and hidden, it continues to remain a taboo subject. It is one of the most important parts of the human body. It reminds me of this joke where the “asshole” proclaimed itself “King of the body” and that all the other organs laughed. When he went on strike and decided not to let anything out, all the bodies suffered, including the brain. They eventually recognized him as a “master of the place.” This joke, although quite funny, says a lot about the function of this “hole.” Besides, he tells us when he starts to make his own. By “making his own”
In short, what I want to say is that you have to give a little bit of importance to these vessels and, from time to time, put a small mirror and observe them, especially when you feel a little discomfort at this level. What exactly are we looking for? A swelling, a protrusion, a change of color … The color is a critical element!
The color of hemorrhoids, why does it matter?
Although it is not as important as other symptoms, the color of hemorrhoids tells us a lot about these. However, this symptom does not affect all types of hemorrhoids. In fact, when one speaks of “color,” one speaks of something visible. The color being a visible sign, it is necessary to look to judge. Knowing that there are only two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external and that the internal hemorrhoids are invisible to the eye of the patient, only the external hemorrhoids are left that can be judged on their color.
So, in the end, color concerns external hemorrhoids. Yes, but the color of what? The color of hemorrhoids and what surrounds it. Indeed, it is not only the color of the “ball” that counts but what surrounds it also matters and gives much information on the progress of the hemorrhoidal disease.
For hemorrhoids, there are mainly four colors that can be observed: white, red, purple and blue. One can also see a blackish coloring, but that is at a very advanced stage.
White hemorrhoids, What meaning?
Looking at the anus more closely, one can observe a white ball, or rather of the same color as the skin. One can not see a white ball in a person with dark skin. So when we talk about a white ball, it is a ball that has the same color as the skin of the individual. This little ball can do a little dangerous or not at all. It can be pressed down and “put back” in place.
The surroundings may be normal or slightly reddish as if it were irritated. It looks a bit like a ball of fat yet it is a hemorrhoidal swelling.
This colorless, painless or “ball” with regular or somewhat red contours is hemorrhoid in the first stage. The vein inside begins to swell but not enough to change the color of the skin.
We can also observe a total swelling of the anus without it hurting or that it is colored. It is also a swelling of the hemorrhoidal packages, a small irritation that, if not taken care of quickly, will evolve. Although this is the first stage and that even without any support it regresses of itself, one should not take this lightly. This is a first precursor of hemorrhoidal disease.
However, one should not confuse a white ball or swell with edema. In the case of edema, we observe a rather fragile wall with a color that turns a little towards the yellow. This case is a bit more severe, and it can become quite painful because it is a marque. The management of the edema requires absolutely the intervention of a doctor.
In any case, in this case, you have to change your eating habits, start home treatment like the baths of the seat and consult a specialist.
Red hemorrhoids, What meaning?
When the color of hemorrhoid turns red, it has only one meaning: the inflammation begins to settle. What happens with the hemorrhoidal disease is that the blood starts to circulate badly in this region. At some point, it starts to stagnate in the hemorrhoidal veins, and the latter begin to swell. Since they are full of blood, the color that one can observe is naturally red. It is like when you have varicose veins. Moreover, speaking of varicose veins, the hemorrhoidal veins that swell are varicose veins of the anus.
However, what it means for you red hemorrhoids is that you need to start with hemorrhoid creams and treatments unique to hemorrhoids. The red color, like when one gets hurt, means that an inflammation begins to settle and if one takes no measure, it can turn towards the purple.
Hemorrhoids violets, What significance?
When we have violet hemorrhoids, it is that we have passed the stage of mere inflammation. We are now talking about hemorrhoidal thrombosis. At this stage, one can no longer content oneself with changing diet or exercise. At this juncture, it is imperative to consult a specialist in hemorrhoids. Already it is starting to be horribly wrong. Hemorrhoids can no longer be “put back in their place” with the finger, and this sometimes requires a small surgical procedure like excision.
In fact, the cause of this violet coloration is that the blood that has stagnated in the hemorrhoidal pockets has formed what is called a blood clot. It is this clot that hurts, sometimes even at the slightest movement.
However, violet coloration is not the only sign of the severity of hemorrhoids. Indeed, one must also observe the appearance. The more extensive it is, the more severe it is. One can have a single clot as one can have several all around the anus. It forms a kind of marque, and it is much more painful. However, this is still not the last stage. Yes, there are more dangerous ones.
Blue Hemorrhoids, What does it mean?
A blood clot prevents blood from circulating. When the blood no longer reaches certain parts, we observe the blue color which begins to spread. It is very dark and tends towards darkness. This is cellular hypoxia. The cells no longer receive enough oxygen and start to “choke.” Imagine a person who can not breathe. It turns blue if the problem that prevents the air from reaching the lungs is not remedied quickly enough. It is the same for the cells. All this because of the clot that prevents the blood from entering the cells and because it is the blood that carries oxygen.
That said, there is still more severe than that. When the cells are in hypoxia, they naturally start to … die.
A blackness … it is rare, but it exists!
When we are at this stage, it is the emergencies assured. When the hemorrhoids are blue, it is already quite advanced. However, when it turns black, we are no longer talking about blood clots or hypoxia but rather cellular necrosis. Cells die and are unrecoverable. Nothing can be done to regenerate the skin, and the only solution remains the surgery.
Reaching such a stage is very rare because the pain we feel in the previous stages is intense enough to bear it. However, some people have sensory disturbances and do not feel anything. People with diabetes also do not feel the pain as the others, and the threshold of the latter is quite high. So it is rare, but it does exist.
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