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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Hemorrhoids
The hemorrhoid pillow, hemorrhoid cushion and hemorrhoid pads play an important role in providing relief from the itchy and painful hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoid pillow is a special type of over-the-counter treatment method which is believed to cure inflamed hemorrhoids. Medicated hemorrhoid pads and wipes are highly effective in treating itchy hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids and Constipation
Constipation leads to accumulation of hard stool in the lower colon or rectum region, whereas hemorrhoids leads to dilation of anal and rectum veins. Prolong or severe constipation can pressurize the anal veins and lead to development of hemorrhoids.
Over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatments include a variety of products like creams, pads, and suppositories. These products contain medications like hydrocortisone, witch hazel, or numbing agents to relieve pain and itching.
Itchy Hemorrhoids: What Causes Itchy Piles?
Inflammation can lead to an itchy hemorrhoid. Many patients experience severe itchiness in their hemorrhoids at night. External hemorrhoids generally cause painful burning and itch. Itchy hemorrhoids can be effectively treated at home by performing simple home remedies in many cases. But, sometimes, you may require a medical treatment.
Hemorrhoids in Children
The symptoms of hemorrhoids (piles) in children may differ from one child to another. Most children may experience bleeding from the rectum. This occurs when a blood vessel in or around the anal canal is ruptured. The blood that comes out is often bright red and it comes typically during bowel movements.
Thrombosed Hemorrhoid (Thrombosed Piles)
Thrombosed hemorrhoids are generally external hemorrhoids that have no or reduced blood flow due to a blood clot. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are not generally dangerous, however, they can be quite painful. Symptoms of thrombosed hemorrhoids often resolve themselves if the blood clot is reabsorbed by the body.
Sitz Bath for Relief from Hemorrhoids
The word sitz is derived from the German word “sitzen,” which means “to sit.” A sitz bath is usually a warm bath recommended to cleanse the perineum. A sitz bath is quite helpful in providing relief and comfort from pain or itching in the genital area such as if you have hemorrhoids.
How Do You Get Hemorrhoids?
Constipation is a common reason for straining during bowel movements that may ultimately lead to haemorrhoids. It can occur due to consumption of a diet low in fiber and high in fat or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Drinking less amount of water can cause constipation leading to hard stools and straining.
If you experience rectal bleeding, you should meet a doctor. Your doctor will find out the cause of bleeding to make sure it is not from a more serious condition such as colorectal cancer. If he finds hemorrhoids in the diagnosis, you will receive treatment for them which depends on severity of the hemorrhoids.
Do Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own?
Whether hemorrhoids go away on their own easily depends on many factors. One of them is the type of hemorrhoids and their severity. Haemorrhoids may last for a few days to up to a few months or even years. Research indicates whether hemorrhoids go away easily or not depends mainly on these factors.