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Can You Feel An Internal Hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids: We are all born with hemorrhoids. Most likely you won't have any symptoms and if you do, they will most likely be abled to be handled with conservative measures. If you are having symptoms, then a specialist can look inside and let you know if any one of your hemorrhoids is significant enough to treat and what measure best to treat it. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a grade 1 internal hemorrhoid and it is very painful. Is this normal?
Grade 1: Internal hemorrhoids do not hurt! This is probably an anal fissure due to hard stool or following a bout of diarrhea. See a colon and rectal surgeon for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more
I've had a feeling of being full. There's pressure but it didn't hurt til now it's been 3 weeks last two days painful internal hemorrhoid?
I have hemorrhoids (internal) and I have had it for more than 4 years. I didn't find out I had it until a year later. Is there anything I can do?
I was told I have a small internal hemorrhoid, I was given some foam stuff to insert inside of me but do they go away or will I always have them?
I have a prolapsed internal hemorrhoid that I have had for around 8-10 years but was too embarrased. Its very big. I have no insurance. What can I do?
Surgical: Rule out prolapse. Surgical excision. Possible banding if amenable. Pursue charity care through teaching hospital. ...Read more
Texture/Doctor Exam: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that distend after straining or having a bm, and may bleed. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may have thrombosed (clotted). This is treated w/ pain medication and time. Anal lump present all the time requires medical attention to assure that it isn't something else. See fp, gi, or surgeon! Good luck! ...Read more
See below: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high fiberr foods like fruits & vegetables, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. Suppositories may relieve a little. See a surgeon for possible hemorrhoid banding procedure if persistent problems. ...Read more
Watch your diet: Drink a lot of fluids, avoid constipation and straining. Eat healthy and avoid fast foods. Take a stool softener if the stool is on the hard side. For burning and discomfort you can use prep h. Soaking your bottom in water also helps. If you have been dealing with constipation for a long time contact your primary doc as you may need further workup. ...Read more
There are 4 classes of internal hemorrhoids. Yours, class 1 is just simple engorged veins. The rest of classes have much more involvement of the anal mucosa. Class 4 for instance has a full prolaps namely the huge hemorrhoids and the anal mucosa protrude form the anus.
So be happy with your case. Fortunately there are simple solution for you:eisclerotherapy or rubber banding. ...Read more
Depends on Diagnosis: We have 1 word for butt pain: hemorrhoids! Real hems are varicose/enlarged blood vessels in anal canal=internal or skin=external. They don't hurt unless they clot="thrombosed." hems never go away -- they are an enlarged vein! Clots in them dissolve in 2-4 weeks. Soak your butt in hot bath tub for relief, use advil, and keep stool soft with miralax (polyethylene glycol). See a doc, tho to be sure right diagnosis! ...Read more
Avoid constipation: Hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Don't sit for long periods on the toilet. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your definition of "heal". Avoiding constipation with hi fiber diet, lots of fluids, stop reading on the toilet, many if not all of your symptoms will resolve relatively shortly. A formal hemorrhoid surgery done by an experienced surgeon should resolve the problem permanently and the will not come back. But try conservative management before going the surgical route. ...Read more
Seek consultation: Internal hemmorhoids can be treated with a variety of in office procedures. You should seek a consultation with a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon who treat this condition. You can ask your friends or call the hospital referring hotline for the name of a well trained surgeon. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know how far up internal hemorrhoids are, are they just close to the surface?
A few centimeters:
Close to exit area of anus.
Is there any methods to cure "internal hemorrhoids" beside eating more fibre. I have it for like 5 months now.
I think I have an internal hemorrhoid from childbirthing, how can I treat this without the humiliation of a doctors exam?
Best to be examined: Start by optimizing your fiber (25-30 grams/ day = 5-6 servings of fruit and vege) and hydration (~ 8 glasses of fluid/ day). Stool softener may be helpful so you don't strain to have a bm. However, if you have grade ii/iii hemorrhoids, you will need to see a doctor. Don't be embarrassed, this is a very common problem and it usually isn't as bad as you think. ...Read more
M58, I have external hemorrhoids, does it mean that there is high probability that I may have internal as well. Thanks?
Yes: However, it doesn't matter exactly where the hemorrhoids are unless they are causing problems. There are many creams and suppositories to use, and many types of procedures to perform if they are very bothersome. Procedures are usually best done by a colorectal surgical specialist, or general surgeon with substantial experience. ...Read more
What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and I really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?
Hi, I have a dark external hemorrhoid and an internal hemorrhoid and I am wondering what home creams and remedies you can suggest to minimize these?
Fiber: The best home remedie is diet modification. Try to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day. This will make sure your stool is soft and you don't strain to have a bowel movement. This will make sure you don't aggravate the existing problem. Preparation h works will with current hemorrhoids. If they persist, you should see a general surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more
They are just veins: Internal hemorrhoids are simply veins underneath the lining of the anal canal starting about 5 cm up. Squeeziong during bm's or internal trauma can make them bulge and bleed. They have low pressure so bleeding should stop quickly though there may be some spotting. The best treatment is to minimize squeezing during bms by keeping them soft. Use medicines that reduce internal anal swelling. ...Read more
Depends: Most prescription meds used to treat hemorrhoids can be used both internally and externally. I would be cautious of over the counter meds unless the label/instruction specifically approve for internal use. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: The answer is yes to both. All who have external hemorrhoids will have internal ones. Not all who have internal hemorrhoids will have external though. Both are common. ...Read more
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more
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
Office treatment: If your internal hemorrhoids prolapse out through your anus to the point that you notice it, that is not likely to go away on its own (the horse is out of the barn), and it may eventually get to the point that you have to manually push them back in. Most grade 2 internal hemorrhoid prolapse is easily treated with safe and often painless office procedures like rubber band ligation. ...Read more
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