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Which Are More Painful Internal Or External Hemorrhoids
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
Bright red blood in stool one time. Rectal exam showed no evidence of internal or external hemorrhoids. No pain. Drank 3 beers previous night. 30 yrs.
Need further eval: 3 beers should have nothing to do with having rectal bleeding, but are at the upper limit of what is considered a safe drinking range for women (4 or fewer and average of 1 or less drink per day). If a rectal exam did not show any cause, it would be prudent to get a referral to a GI specialist to see if they felt that a proctoscopy or colonoscopy was indicated, depending on personal/family history. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, they are. It is secondary to the thrombotic process itself. ...Read more
M58, I have external hemorrhoids, does it mean that there is high probability that I may have internal as well. thanks ?
Yes: However, it doesn't matter exactly where the hemorrhoids are unless they are causing problems. There are many creams and suppositories to use, and many types of procedures to perform if they are very bothersome. Procedures are usually best done by a colorectal surgical specialist, or general surgeon with substantial experience. ...Read more
Why do I have external hemorrhoids/skin tags but no internal hemorrhoids? I thought the external ones came from inside. Thank you.
External hemorrhoids: Usually the hemorrhoidal cushions or vein complexes originate internally. The shear forces secondary to either straining with constipation or frequent bowel movements associated with diarrhea can lead to prolapse of the anal lining ( mucosa) and associated hemorrhoids. If they clot or thrombose, they can be quite painful. When the acute inflammation resides you may be left with redundant skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?
Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got external hemorrhoids because of preparation for colonoscopy. They are extremely painful and itchy. How long will it take to heal? Will they by themselves? Can I do something so they can heal soon?
I have a chronic external hemorrhoids, but actually after itching it becomes painful.What treatment do you suggest?
First make sure : They are hemorrhoids , not missing some thing else by visiting your doctor. If they are you may have thrombosed hemorrhoids, take sietz baths, stool softeners, high fibre diet and local care with any o c medications , will get better in few days. If keep recurring will need some type of surgical intervention. ...Read more
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