Diagnosis of hemorrhoids

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By middle age of at least half of adults suffer from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels, similar to varicose veins in the legs, but they are located and develop in the anus and rectum. They are generally easy to prevent and are usually harmless.

However, in some circumstances it is necessary to evaluate hemorrhoids by the doctor, especially if blood is present on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.


1. Overview
2. Recommendations for diagnosis of hemorrhoids

Recommendations for diagnosis of hemorrhoids

1. Try to palpate the anal area to detect the presence of a lump or soft / hard swelling. If you suffer from hemorrhoidal prolapse into the anal canal may be present a piece of skin that is out, which can be observed if you have external hemorrhoids.

Be careful after stool elimination if blood appears on toilet paper or on your underwear or in the toilet bowl after defecation.

2. In order to detect painless rectal bleeding (a common manifestation of internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids sometimes) try to notice if there are marks on the toilet paper or on underwear or in the toilet bowl after feces elimination.

3. Itching is a symptom associated with hemorrhoidal prolapse. When there is pressure in the anal area could be pushed an internal hemorrhoid through the anal canal and will result hemorrhoidal prolapse. The rectal mucosa to be moved outside the anal area will secrete mucus and keep moist skin around the anus. If this moisture is constantly present, will accompany the stool elimination will appear rectal or anal itching.

4. Be careful if there is any irritation to the skin around the anus. A bulging hemorrhoid leads to humidity increase around the anal canal, causing itching. This can cause skin irritation around, especially when the surface is rubbed or scratched. To prevent complications, try to avoid scratching the surface.

5. Monitor any discomfort that may be present immediately after removing the stool. When hemorrhoids appear, the sensation to defecate is typical persistent, including when you should not fell this. Discomfort feeling may remain after the feces are eliminated, being accentuated in the large or inflamed hemorrhoids case.

6. Try to notice how often you feel pain. In internal hemorrhoid’s case, pain does not become problematic unless they are swollen or pushed out of the anus (prolapsed hemorrhoid). Soft tissue of the anal canal can easily swell after friction surface or when present pressure on the muscles that control the anus.

The pain that occurs will be worse, especially when piles are strangulated (blood supply will be stopped). In this case you may need immediate medical treatment to relieve symptoms of external hemorrhoids (mainly pain). When it forms a hard lump around the anal verge, blood is pushed into inflamed tissue and result clot or thrombosis formation.

Along with friction of the area around the anus lining, external hemorrhoids thrombosed area becomes inflamed and severe pain will be present. In this case immediate medical attention is required.



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