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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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What are external hemorrhoids?

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. ...Read more

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Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Yes possible in few: But not usual symptom., see you your doctor to find other causes , that cause incomplete evacuation of rectum , after examination , endoscopy may perform anorectal mono- metric studies , to solve your problem. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels under the 'skin ' of the anal canal, like varicose veins. If they are not inflamed they may be painless and cause no interference with bowel movements. But if they are inflamed or engorged, they can be very painful and that may interfere with bowel movements, usually causing constipation, which worsens the condition (a vicious cycle). ...Read more

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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage. And yes, is often cause for blood in stool.Now we must discuss treatment and prevention.I suggest that the cause is a hard stool.More fiber & exercise.No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min.Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

Can hemorrhoid banding and laser coagulation cause slight prostate inflammation?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: YES IT CAN : PROSTATITIS CAN B tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Can rubber band ligation be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids?

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Can rubber band ligation be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids?

No: Rubber band ligation is use for internal hemmorrhoid. If use for external hemmorhoid it cause lot of unneccessary pain for the patient in general. ...Read more

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What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 25% external 75% internal?

What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 
25% external 75% internal?

May not be known: Many people have or have had hemorrhoids. I am not aware of anyone trying to figure out how many are internal, external, or mixed, in origin. Perhaps the typical initial treatments would be similar anyway. Hemorrhoids are also classified as 1st-4th degree, depending on whether or not they stick out of the anus, which mixes definitions up some more. A web search also did not find any % statistics. ...Read more

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Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are associated with hard stools, straining and some circulatory problems. Strawberry seeds will not cause hemorrhoids, but increased water intake and dietary fiber may be helpful if chronic constipation and straining are making the hemorrhoids worse. If bleeding continues, be sure to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more