Hemorrhoid is a case when your blood vessel in your rectum is swollen, this then cause inflammation around that area. The rate of pain as well as discomfort that a person might feel because of hemorrhoid might also varies one to another depending on some points such as the severity of the hemorrhoid or the sensitivity to a pain that one person has.
In most common situation, there are two types of hemorrhoid. Internal hemorrhoid happens when a blood vessel swollen further inside your rectum. If you are experiencing this type of hemorrhoid, you will not be able to see of touch the inflamed blood vessel. However, most probably you will secret fresh blood during your bowel movement. An external hemorrhoid on the other hand will be visible and touchable and might cause major discomfort in your daily routine especially when it has turned worse to a thrombones hemorrhoid that has a clotted blood.
OPTIONS FOR HEMORRHOID REMOVAL
Again, depending on the severity of the hemorrhoid, some hemorrhoid can be removed without surgery but some might require professional medical assistance which also probably will include minor surgery.
Mild internal hemorrhoid can be removed without surgery. Especially if you are relatively young in age and also it is your first time experiencing hemorrhoid. The steps for removing internal hemorrhoid that you can try before thinking of seeing a doctor are listed as below:
- Drink more water
- Convert to a more healthy diet
- Include more fiber on your diet such as aloe vera, vegetables, fruits, and
- Exercise more
- Limit your alcohol consumption
- Avoid sitting down for too long
- Engage to bowel movement right when the urge come
- Do not delay bowel movement as it will harden your stool
- Prevent yourself from sitting down in the toilet for too long
- Taking medication that can soften your stool
- Sitz bath
For external hemorrhoid, all the above points are also applicable for healing from the inside. However, some additional steps might be added:
- Apply aloe vera gel on the swollen blood vessel
- Tapping the swollen blood vessel with cotton ball that is soaked with apple cider vinegar
- Use moistened tissue to clean rectal area and please restrain from using dry tissue
- Keep the are clean as well as dry to stop itching
- Apply medicated ointment to avoid further infection
- Compressing the swollen vessel with ice pack or frozen aloe vera for double impact
- Medical approach without surgery includes injecting hemorrhoid to make the vein harden
- Using rubber bands to choke off the blood supply and make the hemorrhoid tissue shrivel
- Or practicing some other procedures suggested by doctor to kill mucosa
SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR HEMORRHOID
Even though most cases of hemorrhoid are treatable at home, some severe cases of hemorrhoid require more serious treatment including minor surgery. This action is usually taken for patients who are already at stage 4 of hemorrhoid or have failed all the above home remedies for hemorrhoid.
Surgical treatment for hemorrhoid includes hemorrhoidectomy or removing hemorrhoid with laser, stappled hemorrhoidectomy which will involve using a special gun positioned to remove hemorrhoid directly as well as the surrounding tissue with ring of stapples to blck the area and control bleeding.
For thrombosed hemorrhoid, cutting the clot inside the rectum will reduce the swollen as well as the pain felt by the patient.
So assessing the stage your hemorrhoid is necessary before deciding if your hemorrhoid is still treatable from home of a more professional medical treatment is necessary.