An internal hemorrhoid is on type of hemorrhoid that can come and go without being
noticed by a person. It is a hemorrhoid that typically, if not aggravated or does
not encounter any complications will go away by itself.
Below is a deeper discussion on this type of hemorrhoids, including its causes, symptoms,
and possible ways to avoid it.
An Internal hemorrhoid is one that usually grows inside the anal cavity (as opposed
to the external hemorrhoid that grows near the opening of the anus). Because it develops
in the anal canal, this type of hemorrhoid typically not painful since the surface
that line the anal canal lacks sufficient nerve endings to cause any pain sensation.
This makes it possible for internal hemorrhoids to go about unnoticed. In fact, some
people only realize they had a hemorrhoid because it ruptured and they noticed traces
of bright red blood on their feces but even then, there is still no pain felt.
There is though, a possibility for these internal hemorrhoids to "prolapse" or to
be pushed out from inside the anus to the outer past.
In some rare cases the muscles of the sphincter sufficiently spasms and effectively
traps the hemorrhoids outside. This in turn cuts off the circulation of these hemorrhoids,
turning them in to painful strangulated hemorrhoids. For these two special cases,
it is advised that a person should go and see a doctor since it is unlikely these
will resolve themselves.
Symptoms And Signs
Internal hemorrhoids are often unnoticed but there are some instances when certain
symptoms are felt.
• The most common of these is rectal bleeding, which occur when these hemorrhoids
are ruptured, which can occur by being scraped by a hard stool sample, or excessive
pressure placed upon it due to diarrhea)
• There is also the possibility of feeling an itching sensation as well as noticing
some skin irritation. This is usually the case since these hemorrhoids usually secrete,
as well as seep mucus, which leads to an itchy and irritated skin. Scratching these
hemorrhoids, though, only makes them worse so it is advisable to let them be, and
not to agitate them further, since they will go away on their own (or with the help
of a few creams).
• Sometimes an internal hemorrhoid grows at the end of the large intestines; when
this happens, people usually get a feeling that they need make another trip to the
bathroom, even after passing stool. The position of the hemorrhoids creates this
sensation, which also adds to the discomfort usually felt by people.
How To Avoid?
The best thing to do to avoid hemorrhoids is to eat properly, and stay hydrated.
Hemorrhoids are usually caused by a poor diet (one that is high in fat and low in
fiber), and so, eating well can significantly improve your chances of not getting
Also, exercise and moving around can help limit the chances of developing this discomfort.
There are some instances that hemorrhoids are unavoidable, like if you are pregnant,
or you have chronic diarrhea or constipation. In these instances, leaving hemorrhoids
alone, or using hemorrhoid creams can help lessen the discomfort. Once the pain becomes
significant, though, it is best to have it checked to avoid any further complications.