External Bleeding Hemorrhoids and Internal Bleeding Hemorrhoids – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for
1.. Bleeding Hemorrhoid RISKS / SIDE EFFECTS
Do Bleeding Hemorrhoids Require Treatment?
Bleeding hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous. The biggest risk that bleeding hemorrhoids pose is that the irritation that made them bleed will also make them grow larger. Infection is also a risk to any open wound, and moreso to a hemorrhoid given the basic nature of the area.Chronic bleeding hemorrhoids can also eventually lead to a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which is where the hemorrhoid has developed an internal blood clot. This inevitably leads to even more swelling, inflammation and pain. Many thrombosed hemorrhoids have to be treated by a doctor because of the severe pain, so it’s really a good idea to treat hemorrhoids that are bleeding promptly.Sometimes the blood loss from severe bleeding internal hemorrhoids is so great, that the sufferer may become anemic – iron deficient. Sothere is good reason to get relief for your bleeding hemorrhoids as soon as possible.
Hemorrhoids bleed easily due to the material they’re made ofInternal hemorrhoids are far more prone to bleeding than external hemorrhoids, as internal hemorrhoids are covered by delicate internal mucus membrane, while external hemorrhoids are covered by relatively thicker external skin. Even so, external hemorrhoids have some very thin skin covering them, it’s just not as delicate as the mucus membrane.Naturally, both internal and external hemorrhoids can get wounded and bleed rather easily as a result of the swollen blood vessel (hemorrhoid) being so susceptible and relatively unprotected.Treatment for bleeding hemorrhoids starts out with the same regimen as any kind of hemorrhoid.A bleeding hemorrhoid arises from a hemorrhoid being damaged.Bleeding internal hemorrhoids can occur, because at least one of the internal hemorrhoids is scratched, either through wiping or the passing of a hard stool.Bleeding external hemorrhoids can result from any excessive pressure, twisting, roughness or trauma – hard wiping, hard toilet paper are common culprits.After hemorrhoids have started bleeding, any straining whatsoever can keep bleeding hemorrhoids from healing and even make them worse. See also causes of hemorrhoids to find out more about these strains and pressures. Diarrhea is a danger to hemorrhoid bleeding ( and pain and discomfort ), because the wiping up after the stool has passed may damage the hemorrhoids and sometimes the diarrhea may pass over the hemorrhoids with an enormous explosive force.
Above is a picture of bleeding hemroids. Photo of bleeding hemroids courtesy of Απόστολος Σταματιάδης. The two photos of external bleeding hemroids below were donated, and shows the bleeding hemroid becoming more damaged over a few days – the first of which appears to show a tiny thrombosis or bruising, while the second shows two bleeding sores. This bleeding sore on this external hemroid may have been due to hard abrassion, as from scratching or hard wiping, or it might have resulted from the death of cells that may have been caused by the thrombosis.4.. Bleeding Hemroid SYMPTOMSBleeding hemroids can generate a great deal of concern, especially if it is your first case of bleeding hemroids.
- External hemroids often cause a great deal of discomfort the moment they happen being near and around a sensitive band of nerves. As we know they are there, can see them in a mirror and feel them, we can normally tell or guess that it is the hemroid bleeding. So fear isn’t such a big issue from bleeding external hemroids.
- Internal hemroids normally remain in an area of our anatomy that we cannot see for ourselves. Hemroid bleeding is mostly the first and one of the most common symptoms of internal hemroids and also the most frightening initially – all you have is blood and no diagnosis. The first thought a bleeding hemroid brings to mind is, I think, cancer.
Hemroid bleeding is bright red in color. Cancer tends to cause dark red to black blood, but regular checkups can put your mind at ease.Bleeding hemroids rarely bleed so much that they’re dangerous, but blood dilutes in water rather well. Two tablespoons of blood from bleeding hemroids in toilet water can look like most of the blood in the body!Chronic hemroid bleeding also can cause anxiety over bleed throughs through clothing, and also anxiety about ones health – is the bleeding still from the hemroid or a new cancer? How can I know for sure?Severe bleeding internal hemroids can cover the toilet bowl in blood after each sitting – Severe bleeding hemroids are rare and normally caused by insufficient treatment over a long period of time – Suffering from a condition, such as Malaria, which affects the liver, may prevent proper treatment from being given.Why do hemroids bleed so freely or so much? Simple, the hemroids are swollen blood vessels, if the blood vessel is damaged, the blood in the swelling is released and for some people, those bleeding hemroids can release a lot of blood.
5.. Bleeding Hemroid TESTS / EXAMINATIONS to Rule Out Cancer and Other NastiesRectal bleeding may be due to bleeding hemroids or to serious conditions such as colorectal, colon and anal cancer or even to typhoid fever. Bleeding should NOT ascribed to bleeding internal hemroids until after the doctor’s anorectal examination.The anorectal examination is frequently performed by the doctor stretching you anal canal open and looking in – uncomfortable, not normally painful. Based on what he sees and your presenting symptoms he may suggest a sigmoidoscopy, which involves inserting a narrow tube about 25 inches or 65 cm up the anal canal that allows the doctor to visually inspect the inside of the rectum. If acolonoscopy appears required, the narrow tube goes up a long long way.Only these types of medical examinations can rule out most of the other nasties that may imitate bleeding internal hemroids.Of course if it is bleeding external hemroids, the doctor will be able to make that diagnosis pretty much there and then by just looking at them.
6.. Bleeding Hemroids TreatmentImmediate to Short Term Treatment for Bleeding Hemroids (using things you already have or can easily get)(aka Home Remedies)Although it may take up to six months to heal your hemroids, you should be able to stop the bleeding within seven days.Use non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen (such as Brufen – isobrufen) or naproxen. They work in two ways:
- Block the pain nerves directly, reducing the amount of pain that your brain registers.
- Reduce the inflammation, which takes down the swelling. The anti-inflammatory works by reducing any inflammation caused by the scratched and bleeding hemroid. As inflamed areas in our body draw more blood to them for healing, reducing the inflammation in the internal bleeding hemroids, causes the blood flow and blood pressure to them to be reduced, which then reduces the bleeding from the hemroids.
Take a sitz-bath. Sitz baths are an effective hemroid home remedy for bleeding hemroids. The warmth of the water helps improve circulation to the area, which allows blood to take away toxins that contribute to inflammation and pain while decreasing the pressure that contributes to active bleeding. It may even allow the injured hemroid to stop bleeding and begin healing. You can follow up your sitz bath hemroids bleeding treatment by sitting on a towel-wrapped icepack for about five minutes. The heat from the sitz-bath helps to get the circulation of the area going and reduce inflammation. The quick alternating heat and cold really helps reduce the bleeding from hemroids.For general aching and misery, add Epsom salts to the sitz bath. If there is a prolapsed and or external hemroid bleeding, you can also add oatmeal powder to the bath for general soothing ability. Using colloidal oatmeal in your sitz-bath once per day can also help in the treatment of hemroids bleeding, though this is only a temporary measure. Like cornstarch, the oatmeal forms a protective coating over the hemorrhoidal area. Please note that you don’t want to use colloidal oatmeal internally, but only in the bath on the outside of the body.There are also many other hemroid home remedies that you may want to consider, as well as more alternative hemroid treatments.Wear loose clothing with white cotton underwear – helps as as a bleeding hemroid treatment – helps to cushion and soothe your hemroids. Tight or constricting clothing may cause more trauma. Avoid synthetic underwear or harsh dyes, hemroids and a bleeding hemroid can be irritated by such clothing and made worse.Another good immediate hemroids bleeding treatment – effective especially for bleeding external hemroids – is to dilute some apple cider vinegar and apply it to the area on a cotton ball or swab. As an astringent, it makes the blood vessels shrink, causes coagulation and causes protein clumping in the skin, which leads to dryer skin, which leads to a decrease in itching, burning, pain and astringents also reduce bleeding through its various actions – hemroid bleeding immediately reduced. As a bleeding hemroids treatment, pure, straight apple cider vinegar is so acidic that it may burn your sensitive tissues, so take care, dilute if necessary.Diaper rash ointment is often a good hemroids bleeding treatment for external hemroids. Zinc oxide is normally an ingredient, another astringent that gets the blood vessels to shrink and quit bleeding. Diaper rash ointment also often contains mineral oil or white petrolatum, both moisturizers that treat chapped skin and prevent cracking. In a pinch, diaper ointment can help at least get you about your day and can help to stop the hemroid bleeding on an emergency basis.Bleed throughs into clothing tend to be uncommon, but if they happen to you you can use sanitary pads and the like.Most important treatment for bleeding hemroids: Don’t strain on the toilet and follow a hemroids diet. These and more are covered on the more lifestyle and diet tips to stop bleeding hemroids page.How to treat hemroids, as you can see, can be a complicated business, which we have made a lot easier through our many, many pages providing information. On “how to treat hemroids” we have looked at some really impressive home hemroid treatments, the treatments you can buy online that should really help get rid of your hemroids and bring fast relief to all those nasty symptoms.Research and main write for “bleeding hemroids” by Loni L. Ice, editing and additional writing for “bleeding hemroids” by D. S. Urquhart.Also, please consider adding Www.HemorrhoidsHemroids.com to your bookmarks or favorites and sharing us with your online social groups..