When the veins that are found within the vicinity of the anus or lower rectum are swollen, then an individual is said to have hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids, as it is, can be found both inside and outside the body. The hemorrhoids that develop in the inner parts of the body are found around the anus or rectum. While the ones that develop at outer parts of the body are found in the anus. Piles are another term that can be used to describe hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids that develop outside the body are the ones commonly infecting people and they are also the most difficult to handle. Hemorrhoids, as it is known, when they affect people can be excruciating, can set off extreme scratching and the affected person usually have difficulties in sitting down. But the good news is that Hemorrhoids can be treated.
How can hemorrhoids be detected?
A person is said to have Hemorrhoids if they have the following warning signs
- If it causes intense scratching around their anus
- If there areas around their anus is sore and inflamed.
- If the area around the person’s anus have sore bump or inflamed bulge.
- If the person continues to experience leakage of faces from the anus.
- If the person’s anus aches during defecation.
- If the person have bloody tissues after defecation.
While they are painful, hemorrhoids don’t kill the affected person and people are usually healed from it. The healing process usually happens without any form of treatment. People that often have hemorrhoids, have anemic symptoms which include infirmity and skin paleness due to loss of blood, although it is not common.
Why do people have hemorrhoids?
The development of hemorrhoids is not known to have a conclusive cause according to experts in the field. Probable factors that can be responsible for it are:
- Having a strain during complications due to protracted constipation.
- If a person, for instance stays in the toilet for a very longtime.
- If the family of the particular person have history of hemorrhoids.
How can people have hemorrhoids?
People can have hemorrhoids through a lot of ways. They can have it if it is genetically transferred to them from their parents, which means if their parents had it, it is highly likely that they will have hemorrhoids too. People can also have hemorrhoids, if they left heavy objects all the time, if they are obese or if they have continuous strains on their body. These causative factors can boost the chances of people having hemorrhoids.
Also, when people stand for long periods of time without having to sit down can expose them to hemorrhoids. Other factors that can boost the chances of people having hemorrhoids are constant sexual penetration in the anus as well as diarrhea.
Pregnant women have a high probability of having hemorrhoids. Pregnancy makes the uterus to widen, which compresses the vein of the colon. As a result of this the colon develops a bulge.
How are hemorrhoids detected in people?
People can be spotted to have hemorrhoids through a physical inspection of the anus. This can be confirmed if the doctor does another analysis to examine the region around the anus for unusual developments. This is referred to as a digital rectal exam. The digital rectal exam involves the insertion of the doctor’s finger into the person’s rectum. The doctor’s finger is often gloved and lubricated for the purposes of hygiene and ease of operation respectively. In the event that the doctor notices an irregularity in the person’s anus, a further test called Sigmoidoscopy may be ordered.
Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a miniature camera by the doctor to detect hemorrhoids that develop inside the body. This is done with the help of a Sigmoidoscope, a miniature fiber-optic camera which is inserted into a miniature tube and is placed in the rectum of the person. With this analysis, the doctor sees the inside the person’s rectum clearly and they can subsequently conduct a close examination on the hemorrhoid.