11/18/2017

Hemorrhoids - overview, causes and symptoms

Hemorrhoids - overview, causes and symptoms

Hemorrhoids are nothing more than enlarged veins that can be found in the anus or the lower part of your rectum. They get swollen simply because of the pressure within them which is increased. The reason for increased pressure in the veins is the difficulty when passing stools as well as having a baby. The enlarged uterus during pregnancy usually pressures the lower part of the body and leads to the appearance of hemorrhoids.

When it comes to internal hemorrhoids you cannot spot them because they can be found in the internal lining of the rectum and usually you will not be able to tell that they are there. They tend to be painless and the only way you can know you have all of them is by distinguishing blood in your feces. Internal hemorrhoids usually protrude or prolapsed through the anal canal.

External hemorrhoids can be found under the skin which surrounds the anal opening. You can easily feel them when they swell and they might cause itching and even sharp discomfort when it comes to bowel movements. Sometimes, they even lose blood just like the internal ones. An external hemorrhoid which is thrombosis occurs when the blood that is in the vein clots. Such hemorrhoids cause quite a lot of pain.

Hemorrhoid Causes

The most common cause for the appearance of hemorrhoids (in Norwegian hemorroider) is constipation and the straining to which that leads throughout bowel movements. Being pregnant is yet another common cause for the appearance of hemorrhoids. These are two conditions which lead to increased pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins and make them swell because of it. There are other disorders such as chronic liver disease that lead to increased venous pressure and might lead to the formation of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are quite common and more than half the population over fifty years of age has them.

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    Hemorrhoid Symptoms

    The symptom which is most common for all types of hemorrhoids is the bleeding which is painless. For example, you might be able to see bright red blood just on top of the stool or on the toilet paper and even dripping into the toilet dish. Nevertheless, the bleeding is usually self-limiting. Bleeding after bowel movements is not normal in any case and you should pay a visit to your doctor if it is something that has been going on for some time. Hemorrhoids are the most common cause for such bleeding but there are other causes too such as inflammatory bowel disease, tumors and infections of the colon.

    Prolapsed Internal Hemorrhoids

    Prolapsed inner hemorrhoid forms when the hemorrhoid swells and starts to extend from its location in the rectum towards the anus. It is possible to feel a prolapsed inner hemorrhoid as a lump outside your anal opening. You can even carefully push a hemorrhoid back in the anal beginning and this might help take care of the problem with it being prolapsed, but won't help with the actual correcting of the hemorrhoid itself. Consequently, you should seek medical help to deal with hemorrhoids.

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    Jennifer T. RaderJennifer T. Rader
    Jennifer is a writer at utiurine.info, a resource on health tips. Last year, Jennifer worked as a blog curator at a high tech company. When she's not reading web content, Jennifer loves working out and fishing.