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Can internal haemaroids been seen or felt by a doctor or seen by a camera? If they are bleeding and internal can the blood be mixed with stool?
Had sigmoidoscopy in June. It showed have haemaroids. Pellet stools with LOTS of bloody mucus. Bowel cancer? I'm 38. Dad had polyps.
Not necessarily: The blood in your stool is probably from the hemorrhoids. you may like to get a screening endoscopy to check for polyps and get biopsies from large or suspicious ones if you have any. Biopsies are to be examined by a pathologist who would determine if there is malignant growth. ...Read more
Hemorroid: It is really important to try not to get hemorrhoids in the first place. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that you can take to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity and whether they are thrombosed (clotted). Mild hemorrhoids can be treated with topical creams containing vasoconsticting medication or antiinflmmatory steroids. Thrombosed hemorrhoids can be drained in the er or office. Severe persistent hemorrhoids may require surgical removal, hemorrhoidectomy. ...Read more
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but tender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have a purple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read more
They can be removed: Internal hemorrhoids often cause "blood in stool" but typically no pain. When bleeding is excessive, removal by banding, photocoagulation using argon laser etc..External ones can be quite painful if clotted, which can be removed--hemorrhoidectomy--not fun. Best is to prevent from getting them: regular use of fibers, fluid, keep active etc...If u have trouble, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Get it treated: Which make you better is the best treatment. To start with good high fiber diet, local care, regular normal bowel movements, free from pain, and no loss of blood ( colonoscopy to rule out cancer) . If all these measures fail, having frequent recurrences, final option left is one of accepted surgical procedure. ...Read more
Depends on the location and the grade.
Can range from painless bleeding to bleedingless pain and everything in between.
You can have a protrusion that is tender. Can get a thromobosis. Can cause itching. Pressure symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Hemorrhoids can be a chronic condition that is difficult to treat, however, usually recommended is a high fiber diet and stool softeners to reduce straining and constipation. Some creams may help with the pain and swelling. These steps frequently reduce the size of the hemorrhoids and as a result can decrease the bleeding. There are more advanced therapies as well, so see your doc. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: ... are treated using a variety of medical and surgical methods, depending on what symptoms your hemorrhoids are causing. Generally, hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels at the anus. They can be painful (thrombosed) or bleeding, and the treatment for these would be different. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist for further advice if they don't resolve promptly using more fiber in your diet. ...Read more
This is an ulcer in the anal canal.
It is not a hemorrhoid.
Fissures if chronic will result in the formation in a tag of tissue mistaken for a hemorrhoid.
Fissures are non-healing ulcers of the anal canal most often associated with pain and bleeding.
If chronic surgery is the best treatment. ...Read more
Soft stool & steroid: I would make sure you are having soft stools and not constipated. You may need to increase the fiber in your diet and consider miralax (polyethylene glycol). I would use baby wipes instead of toilet paper. Try to bath after bowel movements. If still having symptoms a short course of topical steroid cream may help. ...Read more
Yes: It can be a very painful procedure to recover from. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid treatment: For most hemorrhoids, home treatment is all you need. This includes slowly adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is generally reserved for when medical treatments fail, or if complications occur. ...Read more
Evaluate: It is possible to have a hemorrhoid for an extended period, but it is more likely to be redundant skin if indeed due to a hemorrhoid. A physical eval would confirm that the diagnosis is correct as well as options for improvement. ...Read more
Not ususual: Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, and it is not uncommon for them to flare up from time to time. Straining - whether from constipation, heavy lifting, sometimes even coughing - can cause the veins in the rectum (which are what is actually swelling with hemorrhoid flare ups) to swell and give symptoms. Frequent symptoms can be treated with minimally invasive techniques in an office setting. ...Read more
How long does it take for haemroids to completely heal? Wil the piece of skin fall off eventually?
HEMORRHOIDS : These are dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins in the anal canal 2/2 anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure (eg, coughing, straining from constipation, etc). They usually do not spontaneously regress. Therefore, prevention of worsening the disease is the hallmark of treatment as the alternative is surgical when it progresses. Your physician can help with ways to prevent the progression. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 18 yrs old years old and I have a hemeroid. What do you suggest if I am embarrassed about it.?
Over the counter tx: First, these are very common at any ages as adult, but usually have a cause. At your age, the most common cause is straining at hard, constipated stools. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating plenty of fiber. There are a number of helpful remedies that you can buy over the counter privately once you have one. Also just sitting in cool bath water can help with pain and itching. ...Read more
I have a small hemeroid on the inner part of my anus. It does not itch or hurt. I noticed while wiping. Is there any suggestions to a fix?
Should i see a dr. For my hemmroids. I have had them since feb of 2013 a month before the baby was born. Located inside, still there & not going away.
Yes.They are: Obviously troublesome for you.One removes/treats hemorrhoids if they are a bother. ...Read more
Here are some...: Venous dilation around anal verge is called hemorrhoid; in legs, varicose veins; above testes, varicoceles; at the junction of esophagus and stomach, esophageal varix. But why does venous dilation only happen to some people? Known to us, we are not born equal; as a result, the characters and strength of tissues and parts of organs widely vary although they share same anatomical terminology. ...Read more
Several ways: They are often caused by constipation or large stools. Pregnancy can increase the chance in women. Start by eating more fiber to regulate yourself, increase fluid intake. There are otc creams that can help with hemorrhoids, so try them first. If severe or thrombosed, a specialist may be needed to treat them, possibly including surgery. Good luck. ...Read more