External hemorrhoids occur at the distal end of the rectal canal. They are sometimes
painful, and can be accompanied by swelling and irritation that result in painful
discomforts. They are prone to thrombosis and if a vein in the hemorrhoid ruptures,
you get a blood clot and become what is called a thrombosed hemorrhoid.
Internal hemorrhoids occur along the rectal walls also near the anus. The area has
no pain receptors so that most people with it won’t know they do, unless they are
irritated and bleeds. Untreated, they get distended and slide out of the anal passage,
especially with hard feces stressing them out. This is called prolapsed hemorrhoid.
During earlier stages, the pushed out hemorrhoid tissue returns to the inner rectal
walls. At extreme cases, they can grow larger and if the sphincter muscles traps
a prolapsed hemorrhoid at the anal opening, blood supply is impaired and you have
a condition called strangulated hemorrhoid.
Moreover, internal piles are graded according to severity as follows:
Hemorrhoids are non life-threatening. In most cases the symptoms disappear in a matter
of days. Though many have it, not all suffer the symptoms.
Internal piles show themselves when you see red blood on the toilet paper or on the
External hemorrhoids are the most discomforting because they get easily irritated.
A painful swelling or hard lump forming around the anus would make sitting next to
impossible. This condition often requires extensive medical help. Read more
Hemorrhoids have no known cures. Modern medicines and even home-grown treatment can
shrink or relieve their discomforts. Severe cases can be controlled with out-patient
procedures and surgery.
There are over-the-counter anti-Hemorrhoidal products that do the job, as well as
traditional and natural herbal connections to relieve or shrink them.
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Grade I: No prolapse takes place
Grade II: Prolapse happen on defecation but spontaneously shrinks after
Grade III: Prolapse happens, but requires manual re-insertion into the anal passage.
Grade IV: Severe prolapse that cannot be pushed back manually.