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Treating Internal Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids: Generally there are 3 internal hemorrhoids, right anterior, right posterior, and left lateral. They can all be banded, but generally only 1 is done at a time so as to minimize the rare but possible complications of pain or bleeding. Although there are 3 hemorrhoids, it may take more than 3 sessions to get them all adequately treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can internal hemorrhoids more and other issues than external ones if left untreated? My dr diagnosed my ext hemorrhoids only by sight and didn't chec
Hemorrhoids vary: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of our anus. They can be inside or outside. They can arise from lots of different things, but genetics plays a role. Some hemorrhoids gradually enlarge, and internal ones may bleed or "fall out" with the need to push them back in. Surgery may be justified then. External ones are just a nuisance for hygiene --> trapped stool causes itching. Talk with your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Texture/Doctor Exam: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that distend after straining or having a bm, and may bleed. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may have thrombosed (clotted). This is treated w/ pain medication and time. Anal lump present all the time requires medical attention to assure that it isn't something else. See fp, gi, or surgeon! good luck! ...Read more
Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do internal hemorrhoids feel like to the touch? (hard/soft) where are the hemorrhoids located ?
Depends : Internal hemrrhoids are located inside the anus and come out with straining and then go back in. When really bad they just stay out and can't be pushed back in. Typically they are soft and mushy but can be hard if they clot off. ...Read more
What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?
What to do if I do not know how far up internal hemorrhoids are, are they just close to the surface?
A few centimeters: Close to exit area of anus.Get a more detailed answer ›
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