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Hemorrhoids Bleeding, How do you stop it?

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With hemorrhoids, there are several symptoms that people who have them can experience. One symptom is bleeding. Hemorrhoids bleeding often occurs when trying to pass a bowel movement or during other instances such as during sexual intercourse. Because the bleeding can cause anemia in some cases, many people ask, what does it mean when your hemorrhoids bleed?

What is Causing Your Hemorrhoids to Bleed?

There could be several reasons for the bleeding, and the initial step to finding out why your hemorrhoids are bleeding is to look at possible causes:

1) Straining During Bowel Movements: The most common cause of bleeding is straining during bowel movements. When you push, your hemorrhoids can become irritated and can even bleed.

2) Pregnancy: Pregnant women often get them because of the added pressure on the veins in the rectal and anal area. Hemorrhoids from pregnancy can sometimes cause bleeding.

3) Anal Fissures: Another common hemorrhoid cause for bleeding is anal fissures. Fissures are small tears in the skin around the anus that can cause bleeding when passing a bowel movement.

4) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia can also cause hemorrhoid bleeding. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are often found in mucus or vaginal discharges, so during sexual intercourse with an infected partner, they can become irritated to the point that they bleed.

5) Skin Conditions: If you have diabetes, the bleeding might be caused by skin conditions such as anal warts. Bleeding is also common among people who have psoriasis.

How do you Stop the Bleeding?

Hemorrhoid bleeding may not require any treatment. It can be stopped using treatments like herbal creams, stool softeners, suppositories, and warm water baths. However, bleeding may also need  surgery if it does not stop within a couple of days.

You should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any hemorrhoidal treatment to determine whether it is safe for you to use.

If the bleeding is caused by an STD such as gonorrhea, your doctor will likely prescribe you antibiotics to clear up the infection. If a skin condition like anal warts is driving bleeding, then your doctor might suggest you have them removed surgically.

Bleeding hemorrhoids can be a cause for concern. It is essential to understand what is happening and how to stop it.

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. They occur when veins in the area become enlarged and irritated. This can cause them to bleed easily.

What Are Some Treatments?

There are many different treatments available. Which one you choose will depend on the severity of your hemorrhoids. Treatment options include:

– Over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams or ointments

– Warm baths

– Ice packs

– Surgery

If your hemorrhoids are causing significant discomfort or bleeding, surgery may be recommended. Several different procedures can be used for treatment.

Your treatment and surgery will depend on the severity. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for bleeding, as well as how you can prevent them from recurring.

A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein in the anal canal that can be painful and even result in bleeding. There are several treatment options available, depending on the severity. Surgery may be recommended if you have severe symptoms or problems with treatments not working appropriately for your symptoms.

Bleeding is sometimes a symptom, but it can also signify something more serious going on in your body. Always consult with your physician if hemorrhoids are bleeding to determine the cause of the bleeding and get appropriate treatment.

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