John Armstrong felt apprehensive as he got ready for work. Right before flushing the toilet he noticed blood on the paper, now he was wondering if he had a serious problem on his hands.
He didn’t feel any pain, but then he had heard that cancer symptoms sometimes never manifest themselves until in the late stages. He didn’t want to assume the worst but he was definately concerned. He picked up the phone and called his doctor…
Luckily, John was experiencing a common symptom of internal hemroids. Because their are no pain receptors in that part of the digestive system, a person would not feel pain from hemroids but if the hemroid wall ruptured it would bleed.
Any time there is blood present you should have a doctor diagnose the cause!
There are typically three methods that may be used to diagnose hemroids.
1. A visual and digital rectal exam with a gloved, lubricated finger to feel for abnormalities.
2. An anoscope exam (This is done using a hollow, lighted tube for viewing internal hemroids, or a proctoscope, useful for more a more complete examination).
3. The doctor may also examine the rectum and lower colon (sigmoid) with sigmoidoscopy or the entire colon with colonoscopy. These procedures also involve the use of lighted, flexible tubes inserted through the rectum.
If the doctor diagnoses you with hemroids he may also suggest a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of the hemroids.
Normally, unless your hemroids have serious complications or are a severe case they will suggest a non-surgical hemroid treatment. However if there is a good reason, he may suggest surgery.
Hemroid removal may include one of the following techniques:
Injection,banding, coagulation, cauterization or surgery (hemorrhoidectomy.)
There are a multitude of non-surgical treatments for hemroids. They are available at your local drug store as over the counter medications. Depending on the severity of your hemroids they may or may not be effective as a hemroid treatment. In addition to the creams, ointments and pads that are available there are several herbs that help aleviate hemroid pain. For an effective, fast acting method of ridding yourself of hemroids, visit Hemroid Treatment Central. You will find in-depth solutions to your problem there.