What are hemorrhoids?


Hemorrhoids are very common these days. Recent studies have shown that almost 90% among all American people have had hemorrhoids, at some point in their lives.

The blood vessels surrounding the anus, when become enlarged and uncomfortable, they are called hemorrhoids also known as piles. These are also called swollen veins located inside or outside the anus.

Piles are caused by constipation and the loss of elasticity of blood vessels in the rectal region. The sensation is one of the most painful and frustrating conditions one can have.

Nevertheless, they require medical attention by a physician and should be treated as soon as possible. Hemorrhoids treatment include surgeries (hemorrhoidectomy),   hemorrhoid medicines (creams, suppositories and solutions) and a procedure called rubber band ligation (the procedure of tying a thread around the hemorrhoids) very often used in cure piles procedures, but not as effective.

Cure Hemorrhoids. Symptoms and degrees

Hemorrhoids come with major symptoms reported by patients which include anal swelling (excess fluid in anal tissues), anal pain, stool bleeding, itching and burning sensations. Not to mention how frustrating situation a bowel leakage can be.

Anal lumps are small prominences, which can be felt in and around the anus resulting from a variety of conditions and can be soft or hard up to ½ inches diameter. Often there is a lot of pain associated with the appearances of an anus lump.

Frequent diarrhea or constipation both of them worsens the conditions of hemorrhoids.

There are two possible hemorrhoids types: internal or external and based on severity, there are four degrees:

hemorrhoids degrees

  • First degree (internal hemorrhoids) bulges into the anal canal during the bowel movement.
  • Second degree (internal hemorrhoid) bulges from the anus during bowel movements, then retreats back inside by itself.
  • Third degree (external hemorrhoid) bulges from the anus during bowel movements and must be pushed back in with a finger.
  • Fourth degree (external hemorrhoid) protrudes from the anus all the time.

Another pretty rare case of external hemorrhoids are thrombosed hemorrhoids, which are extremely painful and unpleasant.

Hemorrhoids do not become cancer, but they should be investigated by a doctor. If a patient sees a doctor within 24-48 hours from the initial feel of discomfort, the clot can be removed with an almost painless nonsurgical office procedure.

Most people feel frustrated and suffer silently because it’s completely embarrassing to ask for advice on this kind of conditions.

Next: Traditional Hemorrhoid Treatment