Hemorrhoids are not an uncommon condition, but there are instances where the average case of hemorrhoids becomes a bit more serious. Prolapsed hemorrhoids are one of those occasions when the average case of hemorrhoids can become more serious. Prolapsed hemorrhoids in and of themselves may not be an issue, but often these hemorrhoids cause more problems for a patient than they would otherwise.
More about Prolapsed Hemorrhoids
If you have recently been diagnosed with prolapsed hemorrhoids you may not even know what this is or why it is of significance. A lot of people get hemorrhoids, but most people do not get this type of hemorrhoid. This being said, a prolapsed hemorrhoid is one that is internal and gets so big that it is pushed outside of the anus. The problem with this is that if the sphincter goes into spasm it’ll trap the hemorrhoid outside of the anal opening, the blood supply will be cut off, and it will become what is known as a strangulated hemorrhoid.
There is a grading system by which prolapsed hemorrhoids are diagnosed to help with treatments and diagnosis. The grading system for prolapsed hemorrhoids is:
Grade I: The hemorrhoids are not prolapsed.
Grade II: The hemorrhoids prolapse during defecation but suddenly reduce.
Grade III: The hemorrhoids prolapse during defecation but must be manually reduced.
Grade IV: The hemorrhoids are prolapsed and cannot be manually reduced.
Prolapsed Hemorrhoids usually have to be treated surgically if they do not respond to treatment within seven to ten days. The only benefit of having a prolapse is that you have more remedies that you can try because you have direct access to the hemorrhoid. The prolapse itself is not painful, but it can be painful for the hemorrhoid to be exposed to direct pressure that comes from sitting.
The reason that many doctors choose to do surgery after seven to ten days is that they will often become thrombosed, which means they will develop blood clots inside of them. This can be dangerous and for this reason most doctors elect to be cautious and remove the hemorrhoids and the vessels within them. Removal can be done with a laser or with incisions, each case is different and a doctor will have to determine which type of removal is best for the patient. To avoid getting prolapsed hemorrhoids, or any hemorrhoids at all, be sure that you eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, consume fiber, and don’t strain when defecating. These simple tips can help you avoid the pain and discomfort that comes with hemorrhoids.