Types of hemorrhoids
There are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal and external. Another group of anal diseases represent fissures and anal cracks.
Cosmetic aspect can be tedious with external hemorrhoids
External hemorrhoids are those that occur outside the anal verge (the distal end of the anal canal). Specifically they are varicosities of the veins draining the territory of the inferior rectal arteries, which are branches of the internal pudendal artery.
Dominated symtoms for external hemorrhoids:
- moisture and unpleasant feeling while keeping anal hygiene
- cosmetic aspect
Daily discomfort is a part of this disease
Internal hemorrhoids are those that occur inside the rectum. Specifically they are varicosities of veins draining the territory of branches of the superior rectal arteries. As this area lacks pain receptors, internal hemorrhoids are usually painless and most people are not aware that they have them.
In the late stages of the internal hemorrhoids these symptoms may occur:
- bright and red blood can appear in a stool
- blood on the surface of stool or toilet paper
- blood dripping in the toilet bowl
- pain and itching
Patient´s daily discomfort is very common for internal hemorrhoids. Also blood spotting may occur.
Fissures are also treated outpatiently at our clinic
An anal fissure is a crack or tear in the skin of the anal canal. Anal fissures may be noticed by bright red anal bleeding on the toilet paper, sometimes in the toilet. If acute they may cause severe periodic pain after defecation but with chronic fissures pain intensity is often less.
We treat fissures outpatiently, however, if they are long-term ignored and they become chronic, it is necessary to step up to surgical treatment. We deal with anal fissures everyday and those patients represent a main part of our clients. Most of the fissures is possible to treat outpatiently.
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