What are internal hemorrhoids?

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.
Engorged veins. Internal hemorrhoids are veins that line the inside of the rectum, which are abnormally enlarged. They push up at the tissue around them, the "mucosa" or lining of the rectum, which then gets in the way and can sometimes protrude, bleed, itch, etc.

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What causes a internal hemorrhoid to develop?

Veins. Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting. Read more...

What can you do about internal hemorrhoids?

Medical treatment. Medical treatment consist on avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking plenty of water, avoid hot spicy foods. You should do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, follow by any hemorrhoid cream after each bath and after each bowel movement. Read more...

What can I do for internal hemorrhoids? They hurt, itch and burn.... I can't take it anymore

Internal. hemorrhoids do not itch burn or hurt. You may have a fissure or pruritus ani. stop all caffeine, drink 80-100 oz fluids daily, warm tub soaks. if no improvement see your PCP for exam and/or referral to a colon and rectal surgeon. Read more...

What should I do if I have internal hemorrhoids?

High fiber diet. To prevent internal hemorrhoids from becoming symptomatic it is best to have large, soft bulky stools. This is done by following a high fiber diet and drink lots of fluids (beer doesn't count). If you have persistent bleeding or blood on the toiled paper it is essential to see your doctor right away since rectal bleeding can be a sign of cancer. Read more...
Seek consultation. Internal hemmorhoids can be treated with a variety of in office procedures. You should seek a consultation with a general surgeon or colorectal surgeon who treat this condition. You can ask your friends or call the hospital referring hotline for the name of a well trained surgeon. Read more...

Is there any way to be so sure if I have internal hemorrhoids?

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...

Is there any methods to cure "internal hemorrhoids" beside eating more fibre. I have it for like 5 months now.

Not really. If you are not having bothersome bleeding or pain,there is nothing to worry about. You want to avoid constipation and hard stools which will cause you to strain when you have a bowel movement. Fiber,fluid,exercise. Read more...