External hemorrhoids are the most common type of hemorrhoids. Some would even think that there is only one type of hemorrhoids and that is the external. However, to make the two haemorrhoids distinguishable from each other, here are some comparisons: Internal hemorrhoids are found in the inner part of the rectal area and can only be felt when it has swollen and blood are coming out in the anal canal even without exerting pressure on it. External hemorrhoids on the other hand is located just outside the anal canal which makes it vulnerable to pain when there is an increased pressure on the rectal area particularly during bowel movement.
External hemorrhoids are caused by excessive lifting of heavy objects, constipation, prolonged sitting and other activities where one need to exert more pressure in the lower back or rectal area. During bowel movements, when a patient is constipated, it will urge him to exert more force to defecate and so this increased pressure would result the tissues in the annal canal to strain which then lead to external haemorrhoids.
Unbearable pain, inflammation and itchiness can be felt in the external part of anal canal. One may find it hard to sit down when the hemorrhoid swells. If you cannot eliminate the constipation, you’ll surely experience bleeding everytime you defecate as your stools are hard.
There are however treatments to external hemorrhoids such as home remedies which include bathing with warm water, putting ice on the swollen tissue, cream application, and proper diet; and medical treatments that include medicine intake prescribed by doctors and or surgical solutions.
Home remedies are cheap and effective alternatives for external hemorrhoid. Since majority of the patients want to self medicate, it is vital to know the different home treatments so you can still get rid of your external hemorrhoid even without consulting a doctor. There are creams that can be purchased in different pharmacies in your vicinity and they are not very expensive. You can apply this on the affected area after cleaning it. Diet should be observed as you need to increase fibrous food intake to avoid hard stools that may cause the swollen tissues to bleed.
Surgical treatments are necessary when the external hemorrhoid is in worst condition and an expert decision is already needed but this rarely happen since external hemorrhoid can easily be treated with home remedies or other natural treatments.