Internal haemorrhoids are often times ignored because it is not noticeable. Its presence can only be felt when it has swollen and there is already excretion of blood before or during the bowel movement. Sometimes even without pressure, it will just bleed and for other times, it bleeds because the swollen veins get into contact with hard fecal matters.
Most of the time, internal haemorrhoids are painless. However, there are instances where it becomes painful. When the tissues already protrude to the anus, the patient experiences itchiness or irritation and may have the feeling of discharging because of the internal hemorrhoids. The pain will be felt only if the swelling occurs in the lower part of the rectal area relatively close to the anus. But if internal hemorrhoids are formed in the upper part of the rectal area, which is the common case, a patient don’t usually feel pain.
Symptoms of internal hemorhoid include painless bleeding, itchiness and irritation. Some experience protruding internal hemorrhoids which give them the feeling of needing to defecate again. These are the common symptoms that can be experience by a patient and can be treated with the following:
The first treatment is to try a home remedy such as increased fibrous food and water intake. The diet will help a lot in curing this type of ailment. However, this may only relieve the swelling of the internal hemorrhoids and if it is not properly attended the condition might get worse. This is the stage then where there is a need for surgical treatments as advised by the specialist.
Since this condition is not seen by the naked eye, thorough examination is needed and therefore, consultation to your doctor is a must. There are various procedures that can be used to cure this ailment. Effective surgical procedures include sclerotherapy, rubber band ligation and infrared coagulation. Sclerotherapy is suitable for moderate internal hemorrhoids. Rubber band ligation – the cheapest surgical procedure and is popularly used globally. And the latter is said to be the most effective because very minimal percentage of patients who undergone such surgery showed symptoms of internal hemorrhoids recurrent.
These surgeries can be done to treat internal hemorrhoids a patient should make it a point that proper attention to the unusual bleedings should be observed first and a healthy lifestyle should be maintained in order to prevent internal hemorrhoids from worsening. Before resorting to surgeries, natural treatments should be tried first.