Get Rid of Bleeding Internal Hemorrhoids
Internal hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that develop in the lower rectum and are typically painless. However, if they prolapse beyond the anus, you can experience significant pain and itching. The itching usually results from stool particles and mucus collecting around the hemorrhoid. Internal hemorrhoids can also bleed, and when this occurs, you may notice blood dripping into the toilet bowl when you use the bathroom, or you may notice blood on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. The blood is a bright red color.
The hemorrhoidectomy procedure is effective for about 95 percent of patients and it can be used for bleeding internal hemorrhoids. The procedure involves removing the blood vessels that are feeding the hemorrhoids so that they die. While there is a low rate of complications, it can be quite painful during the recovery process. Most patients require prescription pain medications after the procedure and the average recovery time is seven to 10 days.
The stapled hemorrhoidectomy procedure is relatively new compared to the traditional hemorrhoidectomy, but it is quickly becoming the most popular treatment for bleeding internal hemorrhoids. This procedure does not actually remove the hemorrhoid like the traditional hemorrhoidectomy, but instead it takes a hemorrhoid that has prolapsed and uses staples to put it back into place. It also causes the hemorrhoid tissue to shrink and be reabsorbed by the body by cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid.
Once the tissue heals, the staples will fall off on their own and when you have a bowel movement, they will pass in the stool without you even noticing them. On average, this procedure will take about 30 minutes and you will be put to sleep for the time being. After the surgery is over, you will spend a short time in recovery and then you can go home.
Compared to a traditional hemorrhoidectomy, this treatment option is less painful, and patients will have a shorter recovery time. There is also a lesser chance of the hemorrhoid returning, compared to minimally invasive techniques, such as rubber band ligation.
If you also have external hemorrhoids, your doctor may also do a traditional hemorrhoidectomy at the same time, to treat all of your hemorrhoids at once. If this is the case, everything is done while you are asleep so that you feel no pain during the procedure.
Internal hemorrhoids are not as painful as external hemorrhoids unless they prolapse. Still, if they are bleeding, this can cause discomfort and other issues. If you have a bleeding internal hemorrhoid, it is important to get it treated right away to stop the bleeding and prevent further complications. The treatment options available are generally effective and most people will recover without issue. The margin of success for these procedures is so high, that people who undergo the treatments are most likely to not have a recurrence of their bleeding internal hemorrhoids.
For more information on bleeding hemorrhoids, contact Chicago Hemorrhoid.