Two Types of Hemorrhoids

As you probably know, hemorrhoids are small tears on your veins which can cause you bleeding, itching and irritation in the anal and rectal area. This common problem is not usually serious, though it can be rather painful. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. This means that veins which are bleeding can be located either inside the anal canal or at the opening of the anus, respectively. Some patients can experience both types at the same time.

Internal Hemorrhoids

medicinenet_rm_illustration_internal_hemorrhoidsInternal hemorrhoids are often small, swollen veins located in the anal canal, or the rectum. Sometimes these veins can be large and sagging and they can even bulge out of the anus. The pain and discomfort sometimes can be caused by these bulging out veins being squeezed by the anal muscles. Also if the blood supply of the hemorrhoid is cut off, it can be rather painful. The mucus on the toilet paper or the stool, may point to hemorrhoids which bulge out. Severe internal hemorrhoids main require a surgical treatment in order to remove them. Prior to surgical treatments your doctor try a treatment where the doctor will tie off your hemorrhoids with rubber bands which will reduce the blood supply and cause the hemorrhoids to either shrink or go away, entirely.73938-hemorrhoids-diagram

External Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids are located around the anus and they can cause irritation and bleeding, but also painful experience during a bowel movement. Sometimes these hemorrhoids can get irritated, and even clot under the skin which causes than to turn into hard and painful lumps. Such harden lumps are called clotted hemorrhoids, or thrombosed hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids can usually be treated at home with showers, baths and oils, which will soothe the irritated area. Also, in order to prevent hemorrhoids you might consider adding fibers to your meals, drinking more water, and using stool softeners, in order to relieve the pressure when passing stool. My IQ shed dialogue researchmaxresdefault


If you are experiencing hemorrhoid symptoms maybe you should check an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will ask you about your medical symptoms, your health, and perform a physical examination of your anal and rectal area. The doctor will examine your rectum with a gloved finger and a short, lighted scope. This will allow your doctor to look inside your rectum and discover to reason behind the rectal bleeding.

Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding can be a sign of hemorrhoids, but unfortunately it can also be a sign of a more serious problem. Rectal bleeding is sometimes a symptom of colon, rectal, or anal cancer. In order to examine the colon and discovered the reason behind rectal bleeding, your doctor might use a lighted scope to examine the lower part of your colon, or you may undergo colonoscopy in order for your doctor to examine and your entire colon.

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