Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal Hemorrhoids start to occur as a result of veins in the anus swelling and breaching the anal wall.  We recommend that you  acquaint yourself with the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and healing options available in this article.

Internal and external hemorrhoids

Internal Hemorrhoids are not usually regarded as being of the same severity as External Hemorrhoids but they nonetheless require specific lifestyle changes and dietary modifications, and potentially require care under a doctor’s supervision to be fully covered. Internal hemorrhoid symptoms typically occur when overt pressure is exerted on the veins of the anus and pelvic region during bowel movements.  In the course of normal digestive health, the tissue that comprises the anus engorges with blood during bowel movements, which helps the body to control the flow of fecal matter.  Over-straining results in the veins remaining engorged for too long a period, which in turn stretches the veins in the anal wall, which in time may lead to tears, and eventually the formation of internal hemorrhoids.

Please Note

Internal hemorrhoid symptoms can be similar to those of colon cancer and other diseases of the digestive system. It is recommended that severe symptoms be diagnosed by a physician specially trained in diseases of the colon.
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Internal hemorrhoids occur when the veins around your anus stretch under pressure and may bulge or swell. Swollen veins (hemorrhoids) can develop from an increase in pressure in the lower rectum. Factors that may increase pressure include:

constipation

Health Conditions That Cause Internal Hemorrhoids

Straining During Bowel Movements
In the course of normal digestive health, the tissue that comprises the anus engorges with blood during bowel movements, which assists to the body to control the flow of fecal matter.  Over-straining results in the veins remaining engorged for too long a period, which in turn stretches the veins and consequently incites tears in the anal wall, leading in time to the formation of the Internal Hemorrhoid.
Chronic Diarrhea or Constipation
Pregnancy
Sitting for Long Periods of Time
Heavy Lifting or Strenuous Exercise
Lifestyle Factors
Internal Hemorrhoids have a variety of symptoms that can include bleeding during bowel movements and residual blood deposited on toilet paper after wiping the anus. Itching, burning, rectal discomfort, and pain associated with cleaning the infected area are also typical internal hemorrhoid symptoms.

 

Internal hemorrhoid symptoms might include blood on the surface of the stool, mucosal residue on toilet paper following wiping, as is the sensation of fullness after having had a bowel movement.  Internal Hemorrhoids are usually smaller than External Hemorrhoids, although this is not always the case.  In the event the hemorrhoid bulges and is consequently squeezed by the anal muscles, severe pain may follow.  Internal Hemorrhoids can also be extremely painful if their supply of blood is retarded or stopped.
 Internal hemorrhoid symptoms are not typically painful, although they can be very uncomfortable. In order for your doctor to properly diagnose the presence of Internal Hemorrhoids, they will ask you a series of questions and perform a physical examination of the rectal region.

A physical examination is to ensure that Internal Hemorrhoids are indeed present, rather than another condition such as colon or rectal cancer, which might manifest with similar symptoms. In almost all cases, relief will progress with several goals, which include relieving the symptoms of the Internal Hemorrhoid, relieving pressure to the pelvic and rectal region, as well as making changes to your bowel habits. Since prevention is one of the most important factors to consider, doctors frequently suggest keeping your stool as soft as possible to induce easy bowel movements, and making a bowel movement as soon as you feel the need, in order to ensure the likeliest chance of not developing Internal Hemorrhoids.

There are several common strategies for addressing internal hemorrhoids beginning with:

Hemorrhoids Home Help
Medical Procedures