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External Hemorrhoids In Children
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
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
No: externals are not classified by grade. They are classified only as to whether they are thrombosed(clotted) or painful, swollen or bleeding. ...Read more
Possibly: Externals will bulge around the edge of the anus and are covered with skin. Internal can prolapse or protrude to the outside but are covered with mucosa similar to the inside of your cheek. If you have somnething protruding, get it checked by an expert before assuming it is hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining,pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling&pain in external genitalia?
..Gynecologist asap: 21y/o female says, Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining, pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling & pain in external genitalia? One should see a gynecologist asap. And if she is sexually active ask Gyne Consult about healthy sexual practices to avoid long term disabling complications. One should not be afraid to protect one's own Health. ...Read more
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
Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can External Hemorrhoids can lead to inflammation like fissure do in anus which spread to whole anus? WBC in Blood is 6.3(5.2 to 12.2)
Yes: External hemorrhoids may thrombose/clot and get infected and result in symptoms you described. If the symptoms have persisted beyond a week or so, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more
No: Not that I am aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not reliable ones: If you have any concern about either of these conditions, it would be prudent to see a doctor and not rely on symptoms to differentiate the two conditions. ...Read more
Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.
Constipation: Hemorrhoids are extremely rare in a toddler. The purple color is likely congestion as a result of constipation. Constipation will cause the color, bleeding and pain with stools. If there is a very red color with a distinct border surrounding the anus, that is usually due to streptococcus and is very painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation. Normal bm with some ball turds here and there. Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?
Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and i suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more
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