Piles Or Hemorrhoids: The Enlarged Veins In The Anus Or Lower Part Of The Rectum

      Piles Or Hemorrhoids: The Enlarged Veins In The Anus Or Lower Part Of The Rectum

      Some internal hemorrhoids can prolapse to the extent that the person has to push it back manually after pooing.

      There are surgical procedures to remove prolapsed hemorrhoids. Do not feel shy to report to your medical officer. It will be removed and you will be fine.

      Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen, enlarged veins in the anus or lower part of the rectum. Many people have hemorrhoids, but at baseline, hemorrhoids do not bother, it is only when they become swollen and enlarged that they produce irritating symptoms. Hemorrhoids can be painful, uncomfortable and cause rectal bleeding.

      Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum ( Internal hemorrhoids ) or under the skin around the anus (External hemorrhoids). If a blood clot forms inside an external hemorrhoid, the pain can be sudden and severe. You might see or feel a lump around the anus which sometimes itches.

      Internal hemorrhoids are painless even though they normally cause bleeding. One might see bright red blood on the toilet paper or dripping into the toilet bowl. Internal hemorrhoids can also prolapse or extend beyond the anus. Though some internal hemorrhoids can prolapse to the extent that the person has to push it back manually after pooing, external hemorrhoids can also prolapse.

      Since hemorrhoids take a while to develop, they are uncommon in children. The cause of hemorrhoids is, however, unknown but it occurs due to increased pressure in the rectal area.

      Some Risk Factors are

      1 . Obesity

      2 . Pregnancy

      3 . Chronic constipation or diarrhea

      4. Eating a low fibre diet .

      5. Straining during bowel movement.

      6. Regularly lifting heavy objects.

      7. Sitting for a longer period of time.

      Signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids are

      1 . Anal itches

      2. Swelling around the anus

      3. Rectal pain

      4 . Painful lumps around the anus

      5. Anal pain or discomfort especially when sitting

      6. Blood on your poop or toilet paper after wiping

      7. Anal pain during bowel movement

      Complications of piles or hemorrhoids are

      1. Anaemia

      2. Infections

      3 . Skin tags in the anal region

      4. Faecal incontinence

      5. Strangulation where blood vessels supplying blood to the hemorrhoid becomes blocked and needs immediate surgical intervention.

      There are surgical procedures to remove prolapsed hemorrhoids. Do not feel shy to report to your medical officer. It will be removed and you will be fine.

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