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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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?
Why is there so much written in medical info saying internal hemorrhoids (not prolapse) do not cause pain when they most certainly do!
They usually don't. : The reason is that internal hemorrhoids don't typically cause pain on their own. If you have hemorrhoids and are experiencing pain then either what you think are internal hemorrhoids are really external or there's something lead going on at the same time like an anal fissure or ulceration. Best to have a through exam with anoscopy to be sure. ...Read more
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
I have a prolapsed hemorrhoid for the past week. It flared up before. The area is about 5-7cm long and incredibly painful. I have used witch hazel.
See proctologist: Sounds like it's time to have it surgically removed ...Read more