Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal Hemorrhoids are those, which are present inside the anus. They do not cause too much pain and only the pressure is felt. But these hemorrhoids can make you feel uncomfortable and when hard stools come in contact with them during a bowel movement they could also start bleeding. They can sometimes start projecting out of the anus and be very painful.

The symptoms for internal hemorrhoids are more severe when compared to external hemorrhoids. A lot of bleeding takes place and there will be some projections during a bowel movement. There might be bright red blotches of blood on the toilet paper, toilet bowl or the toilet seat. The skin will be very itchy and irritable due to the mucus of the hemorrhoids. You will want to pass stools immediately after a bowel movement. This is because the hemorrhoids at the end of the large intestine are bulging.

As the size of the hemorrhoid increases the discomfort also increases accordingly.

Internal hemorrhoids will not be very painful during the initial stages. But as their size increases, the pain also increases since the muscles in the anus are squeezing them. When the pain starts becoming unbearable, treatment will have to be taken. These internal hemorrhoids can be more dangerous when compared to external hemorrhoids. They do not cause any pain in the initial stages and the people will have a tendency to ignore them. But as the size of the hemorrhoid increases, the pain also increases and the person will have to consult a doctor.

The main reasons for the occurrence of hemorrhoids are excess fat, poor diet, poor bowel habits, pregnancy, constipation and sitting in the same sedentary position for a long time.

If people see some kind of bleeding during a bowel movement, they can suspect the presence of a hemorrhoid. The bleeding can also occur due to colon and rectal cancer. A doctor should be consulted immediately when the first signs of blood during a bowel movement are seen.

Internal hemorrhoids are treated by first reducing the pressure and also be changing the diet to one which contains a lot of fiber and also by changing the bowel habits. The consumption of fluids and fibers should be increased and stool softeners should be used and baths in warm water should be taken many times in a day. Many patients gain a lot of relief on following the above methods of treatment. But if no relief is gained and the bleeding continues, then a doctor should be consulted and he might recommend surgery.

The different kinds of surgery, which are used to treat hemorrhoids, are Rubber band ligation, infrared coagulation, hemorrhoidectomy and sclerotherapy. Internal hemorrhoids are a very common complaint among pregnant women. This is due to the pressure, which is exerted by the fetus on the abdomen and also due to the hormonal changes, which take place in the body. This is a temporary problem, which affects a lot of pregnant women.

This can be avoided by having soft stools and making sure that the bowels are emptied whenever necessary.