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The Inside Scoop, Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment

Hemorrhoid Pain

Hemorrhoids are a common condition that affects millions of people every year. Hemorrhoids can be found internally or externally, and they cause discomfort, pain, and bleeding. Hemorrhoid symptoms include the following: itching in the anal area, pain while sitting or passing stool, swelling in the anus area, blood on toilet paper after a bowel movement, feeling that you still have to go even after having a bowel movement, and mucous discharge. There are many different hemorrhoid treatments available, but rubber band ligation is one of the most common.

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Internal hemorrhoids are hemorrhoids that are located inside the rectum. They are not visible from the outside and cannot be felt unless they prolapse or protrude from the anus. Internal hemorrhoids can cause much discomfort and pain, but they are typically not as severe as external hemorrhoids.

What are internal hemorrhoid symptoms?

Internal hemorrhoid symptoms can vary depending on the person, but they often include:

  • Pain: Pain is a common symptom of hemorrhoids, and it can vary from person to person. The pain is severe and constant for some people, while others only experience pain when they have a bowel movement. Other symptoms can also accompany the pain.
  • Itching: Itching is a common symptom of hemorrhoids and can irritate. Other symptoms can accompany itching. Itching can be challenging to deal with, but there are some things that you can do to help alleviate the itching. Some things that you can do to help include: Applying a hemorrhoid cream or ointment to the affected area, Taking a sitz bath, Wearing loose-fitting, breathable clothing.
  • Swelling: Swelling is another common symptom of hemorrhoids. The swelling can be painful and make it difficult to sit or stand for long periods. Other symptoms can also accompany swelling.
  • Bleeding: Bleeding is a common symptom of hemorrhoids, but it is not always serious. You may notice a small amount of blood on your toilet paper after having a bowel movement. The bleeding should not be heavy, and it should not last for more than a day or two. If you are bleeding heavily, or if the bleeding lasts for more than a couple of days, you should see a doctor.
  • Mucous Discharge: Mucus discharge is another common symptom of hemorrhoids. Other symptoms may accompany the mucous.
  • Prolapse: Prolapse is when hemorrhoid protrudes from the anus. Prolapse can be painful and make it challenging to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms can also accompany prolapse.

What is Rubber Band Ligation Treatment?

Rubber Band Ligation is a standard hemorrhoid treatment that involves placing a rubber band around the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply. The rubber band will cause hemorrhoids to die and fall off within a few days. Rubber band ligation is a relatively painless procedure, and it is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids.

What are the pros and cons of Rubber band ligation?

The pros of rubber band ligation include: 

– It is a relatively painless procedure

– It is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids

The cons of rubber band ligation include: 

– Hemorrhoid may not die and fall off

– There is a risk of infection

– There is a risk of the rubber band slipping

– There is a risk of hemorrhoids returning

What are some other hemorrhoid treatments?

Other hemorrhoid treatments include:

– Surgery: Surgery is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids. A few different types of surgery can be performed, but the most common is called hemorrhoidectomy. Hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the hemorrhoids from the anus.

Infrared coagulation: Infrared coagulation, or IRC, is a hemorrhoid treatment that uses heat to destroy hemorrhoids. IRC is a relatively painless procedure, and it is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids.

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a treatment for hemorrhoids that involves injecting a solution into hemorrhoid. The solution will cause hemorrhoids to swell and will eventually fall off. Sclerotherapy is a relatively painless procedure, and it is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoidectomy: Hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the hemorrhoids from the anus. Hemorrhoidectomy is a relatively painless procedure, and it is one of the most common treatments for hemorrhoids.

Conclusion

Hemorrhoids are a common problem that can be treated in several ways. Hemorrhoidectomy is one of the most common hemorrhoid treatments and is usually relatively painless, thanks to modern anesthesia practices. IRC, sclerotherapy, and rubber band ligation also offer viable options for those who want relief from their symptoms quickly. However, hemorrhoids can also return after treatment, so it is vital to be vigilant about post-treatment care.