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Doctor insights on: Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Should i tell someone if i think I have a prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Should i tell someone if i think I have a prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Yes see doctor: A prolapsed hemorrhoid is not an emergency usually. But it can be treated and will only get worse. You are young but most likely sit on the toilet too long or have a sedentary life style. Until treated you should not let it stay prolapsed so reduce it. Use sitz baths to keep clean after every bowel movement. Call your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is an external prolapse hemorrhoids a medical emergency?

No necessarily: Prolapsed or external hemorrhoids are not an emergency - although thrombosed hemorrhoids may be extremely painful and might require incision and drainage. You should have these evaluated to make sure that they are indeed hemorrhoids. A variety of otc and prescription treatments are available. ...Read more

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I've had a intermittent internal hemorrhoid for 2 year now, but it now keeps prolapsing soon after it's pushed back into place. Any home treatments?

Sits bath and reduce: Constipation that causes this to begin with. Hard stools don't help prevent hemmohoids. You may need to go to a proctologist if it's too large to reduce, because its basically like a vericose vein by the time it gets over dilated. The high intrathoracic pressure to create the Vasalva maneuver to have BMs may have been going on too long. See your PCP for evaluation, and referral.Drink more liquids! ...Read more

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What is the difference between rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids?

Different conditions: Rectal prolapse involves the abnormal movement of the lining of the rectum to outside the anus. Hemorrhoid are dilated veins in the anus and rectum. Either condition may result in discomfort near the rectum or rectal bleeing. Rectal prolapse may require surgical treatment, hemmorrhoids can be treated with creams, placement of bands or surgery if severe. ...Read more

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Is rectal prolapse the same as hemorrhoids?

Is rectal prolapse the same as hemorrhoids?

Depends: Hemorrhoidal prolapse is prolapse of the mucosa which is the superficial layer of the rectum. Complete rectal prolapse is full thickness and involves all layers of the rectum. Hemorrhoidectomy will not resolve a complete rectal prolapse. See a colorectal surgeon to determine the extent of the prolapse. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Please help! what is the difference between a rectal prolapse to hemorrhoids?

Anatomy: Prolapse is actual rectal tissue bulging, prolapsing, telescoping out of the anus. Hemorrhoids are actual blood vessels of the anal region known as the hemorrhoidal vessels that engorge with blood. As they engorge they place pressure on the nerves causing pain. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

Tough to tell: This is sometimes a tough question for medical professionals to answer. Severe hemorrhoids can have the look of a prolapse. If you are asking this question, you should make an appointment with a GI doctor or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I have grade 4 external and internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 5 years. Nothing works. What else can I try to alleviate the discomfort?

I have grade 4 external and internal prolapsed hemorrhoids for 5 years. Nothing works. What else can I try to alleviate the discomfort?

HEMORRHOIDS: 1. Sitting in a few inches of warm water three times a day for 15 to 20 minutes may help decrease the inflammation of the hemorrhoids. 2. Increased fluid intake and dietary fiber (roughage) will decrease the potential for constipation and lessen the pressure on the rectum and anus during a bowel movement, minimizing further swelling, discomfort, and bleeding. Dietary fiber supplements may also hel ...Read more