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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

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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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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Is an external prolapse hemorrhoids a medical emergency?

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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What is the difference between rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids?

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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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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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

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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