Internal v. external hemorrhoids: What’s the difference?

Whichever type of hemorrhoid and however severe it may be, it’s likely you’ll want to act quickly with natural treatments. Hem-Relief may help relieve the inflammation and swelling for both internal and external hemorrhoids. Also, you may find relief from both types by increasing fiber and fluid intake and exercising regularly. Things you’ll want to avoid include straining during a bowel movement, irritating the area by wiping too aggressively and spending too much time on the toilet because you’re reading or playing a game on your phone. The symptoms between the two may differ, so let’s explore these two types of hemorrhoids further:

Internal hemorrhoids develop in the anal canal and rectum. Symptoms you may experience from an internal hemorrhoid include pain, bleeding and itching. There are different stages for this category, and when they reach stage four, your only option for treatment may be surgical. The least severe conditions of internal hemorrhoids are considered stage one and are usually paired with itching. It’s not uncommon for these to go unnoticed or misdiagnosed by an individual. At stage two, you may have both itching and bleeding reactions to the hemorrhoids. This is also where prolapsed hemorrhoids become more common. This is when the usually not visible internal hemorrhoid sags out of the anal opening, usually following a bowel movement. Generally, this can be remedied with natural treatments and a boost in fiber.

When your hemorrhoids increase to stage three and four, the symptoms will worsen. At stage three, it’s not uncommon for prolapsed hemorrhoids to be present on a consistent basis. As a result, you might have to manually return the hemorrhoid to its original position. This can be extremely painful and sufferers may need to seek out more serious forms of treatment. In addition to all of the previously mention symptoms, you will find that your hemorrhoids can not be put back into position at stage five. At this point, you will have no choice but to have a doctor perform treatment to prevent further pain and suffering.

There aren’t as many stages when it comes to external hemorrhoids. These can be found around the anal opening and will generally cause discomfort, itching and inflammation to the area. The pain caused by external hemorrhoids is nowhere near the level those suffering from internal hemorrhoids may experience. You will generally find a painful, hard lump that is caused by a clot beneath your skin. Doctors refer to these as thrombose hemorrhoids. With external hemorrhoids, there may be blood when you wipe – with internal there is generally blood in the stool. Most patients are able to find relief with natural remedies like Hem-Miracle. This is a cream that can be applied to the affected area and may provide relief from discomfort throughout the day. Just be sure to cleanse and dry the area before application. You can use the cream up to four times daily and it’s recommend that you apply it before bed.

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