Sunday, 8 April 2007

Symptoms And Treatment Of Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

When the blood veins around the rectum area are strained hemorrhoids can be formed; there are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. The external hemorrhoids can be seen, felt and can even cause itching, burning as well as pain at times but the internal type cannot be felt unless they get large enough to get out of the rectum during bowel movement or otherwise in the form of what is known as prolapsed hemorrhoids. There are different degrees of the prolapsed hemorrhoids and they are: a second degree of prolapsed hemorrhoid is the type that only protrudes out of the rectum during the bowel movement and will retract itself automatically; the third degree is the type that can be manually inserted into the rectum and the fourth degree prolapsed hemorrhoid is the type that hangs out of the rectum at all times and cannot be inserted back inside.

The first degree prolapsed hemorrhoid, which is considered the type inside the rectum has no symptoms because it cannot be felt however, the rest will have one or all of the following symptoms: itching, burning with pain along with bright red blood in the stool and mucus secretion. If you have one or more of the symptoms and are not sure if you have hemorrhoids or not you need to consult a doctor immediately for a proper diagnostic and treatment in order to find relief as soon as possible.

Treatment For Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids are usually treated with suppository that calm down the veins locally and dry the area however, in the prolapsed hemorrhoids condition you may require an ointment to apply locally and/or sometimes surgery depending on your case of hemorrhoids. All types of hemorrhoids are fully treatable and not life threatening but when left untreated they may promote fatal diseases such as cancer.

Helpful Tips

Hemorrhoids are usually caused due to strain during bowel movement, constipation, diarrhea, pregnancy, old age or other medical condition therefore, it is important that you promote proper bowel movement naturally by eating vegetable and fruits that contain fiber, drink the required amount of water everyday as well as keep in eye open for the symptoms that may indicate that you have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be prevented when you maintain a proper diet, exercise and consult your doctor with regularity. Learn about your body and find out what you can do in order to keep it healthy and pain free.

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