Internal Hemorrhoid, Where Is The Blood Coming From?
What is an Internal Hemorrhoid?
An internal hemorrhoid is a pile inside the rectal canal. Internal hemorrhoids are more complicated to treat than external because they cannot be treated by hemorrhoid banding or rubber band ligation.
Compression and support (for example, from sitting) may ease pain, but it can also lead to more severe conditions such as thrombosis (a blood clot in the vein).
What are internal hemorrhoid symptoms?
Internal piles produce bright red rectal bleeding that often occurs with bowel movements or during/after sexual intercourse.
Causes of anal bleeding:
- Prolonged constipation (can cause hematochezia)
- Increase in straining during defecation due to persistent diarrhea, intestinal parasites, colon cancer, diverticulosis, and colon polyps
- Anal fissures
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Internal symptoms include:
- Blood in the stool (blood mixed with feces)
- Pain around rectum
- Mucous membrane prolapse (when rectal tissue protrudes from the anus).
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then it is time to visit a doctor for diagnosis and treatment or risk having permanent piles. Treatment depends on severity; over-the-counter medications may resolve mild cases, while surgery might be needed for severe cases. The first step should always be to see a doctor because they can sometimes signal diseases deeper within the body, such as colon cancer.
There are different types: internal and external symptoms. Pain will always be a symptom of piles because there’s an artery running through the hemorrhoid with no nerve endings, so it’s very near to the skin, which will cause pain when touched or moved. Blood may also indicate other anal problems such as more severe conditions like cancer. On the other hand, external piles produce blood that is bright red, and it stays close to the surface where you can wipe it off more easily.
If you’re bleeding, you should always see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. They cannot be diagnosed through pictures alone because they can occur without symptoms, and symptoms can exist with or without piles present. Internal piles need to be surgically removed (not the case for external) if bleedings last longer than 2-3 days or start after age 50 years old.
Is there a permanent treatment or solution for internal hemorrhoids?
Internal treatments may include:
– high fiber diet
– topical creams
There is no permanent treatment for internal piles, but there are many treatments available, including witch hazel pads, topical creams, using a bidet, and suppositories.
If you are bleeding from between your butts cheeks, you have externally exposed piles, not internally exposed. The significant difference is if they are inside your anus will bleed into your rectum/large intestine and then cause irritation for as long as they remain there until being expelled by bowel movement or otherwise manually removed (e.g., via digital rectal exam).
Piles outside the anus only bleed when irritated by something touching them directly during wiping, straining during bowel movements, or scratching to relieve itching. Piles inside your anus can also become more painful than hemorrhoids outside your anus.
If they are hemorrhaging but not causing any pain or other symptoms, this could indicate several things. It is possible they are hemorrhaging because you have recently started having bowel movements (i.e., they are fresh). You may also be experiencing an underlying symptom that causes bleeding, such as tumors or irritable bowel syndrome.
Suppose the bleeding continues for months without being resolved by over-the-counter medications. In that case, you should see a doctor determine what exactly is causing the bleeding and how to stop it. The best way to get rid of them is not found in pharmacies or online retailers; instead, get rid of your piles by maintaining proper diet and exercise habits, maintaining good hygiene habits (preventing them in the first place), reducing stress, and applying cream or suppositories to shrink them if needed.
However, some rectal issues can become chronic depending on how severe your piles are. For example, large piles may require surgery and not respond well to other treatments such as creams or suppositories. In this case, the hemorrhoid will likely remain until being surgically removed.
The best way to prevent piles from becoming chronic is by avoiding any activities that cause them or irritate your rectal tissue. Hemorrhoids might be embarrassing, but they do go away over time. If you are diagnosed with piles, it is essential to note that there is no permanent cure except HemWell. Hemorrhoids might be embarrassing, but they do go away over time.
Ask your doctor about HemWell, an FDA-approved, pain-free treatment that’s permanent. If your provider doesn’t offer HemWell, we can assist you in finding one that does. Please visit our website to learn more about this life-changing treatment. Learn more about hemorrhoids.