People of any age have chances of developing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are anal and rectal veins that have become swollen or infected. Symptoms can include discomfort, itching, and painful swelling that hinder you to do everyday tasks.
Is it possible for your hemorrhoids to become ruptured? You may ask. The answer is: Yes it is! If you have experienced it, you already know how frightening it is. Hemorrhoids can rupture in severe cases which causes a slight bleeding. Although it is not that serious, you will probably feel a lot of pain and pressure after the bursts. Anyway this will heal quite well after some time. Let us then familiarize ourselves with hemorrhoid ruptures.
Hemorrhoid Ruptures and their Symptoms
A hemorrhoid is referred to as thrombus if there is a clot form inside an external hemorrhoid. External hemorrhoid can rupture and cause bleeding. In internal hemorrhoids, symptoms are not noticeable until the hemorrhoids rupture and bleed. The bleeding of internal hemorrhoids is usually minimal.
Things that Cause Internal Hemorrhoids to Rupture
Straining is one cause of internal hemorrhoids in becoming prolapsed. They are pushed from their position and emerge through the anal opening and cause pain and irritation. Straining is usually the effect of constipation and pushing too hard and long during a bowel movement. Pregnancy is also a condition that causes too much pressure in the anal and rectal area which leads to developing hemorrhoid. External hemorrhoids may also bring itching and when it ruptures, pain may accompany the bleeding.
Treatments for Ruptured Hemmorrhoids
In mild cases of ruptured hemorrhoids or bleeding of internal hemorrhoids, a rubber band ligation which can be performed in a physician’s office must be done. This is a procedure where a rubber band is used to cut off the blood flow to the vessels in the hemorrhoid. For external hemorrhoids, you need a local anesthesia which is injected to numb the area, at the same time a small portion of the skin is being cut off to promote drainage.
A natural method can also be done to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid. When the hemorrhoid becomes swollen and burst, and blood starts to pool, it can become very painful. Once you feel like going to the toilet for a bowel movement, the pressure and pain will get even worse. External pressure like sitting or sneezing can do the same effect. You may not notice it at once but you start to bleed and so the panic begins. Just relax, let the pressure go and you will feel immediate relief of the pain and pressure. Now you can start to do the steps of treating bleeding hemorrhoid.
First, clean the area. A sitz bath (the use of salt water) can keep the area clean and at the same time help heal the hemorrhoids. Second thing, you need to apply a natural astringent that helps stop the bleeding. You can find different natural ingredients that can both help your hemorrhoid to heal and prevent future hemorrhoids from developing.
Hemorrhoid ruptures, no matter how threatening they may be for you, have solutions to offer. You may always use natural methods and treatments or ask your doctor’s help to treat the situation.