If you have external hemorrhoids you will know right away. These types of hemorrhoids are on the outside of the anus and are visible, swollen lumps and they are also very painful. Internal Hemorrhoid Symptoms are not as easy to identify. You may have pain with your internal hemorrhoids or you may not. If you don't treat them in the right way they can take a very long time to heal, if they heal at all.
When the tissue inside of your anal canal becomes weakened in some way, and can no longer support the vessels properly, is when internal hemorrhoids can occur. The veins will swell and bulge into the anal canal.
If you are thinking that you might have these type of hemorrhoids, here is a list of some symptoms you can look for.
- Itching inside of the anus
- Bleeding-this can be during a bowel movement, after or before. You may notice bright red blood in the toilet bowel, on your stool or on your toilet paper.
- Pain-you may have pain inside of the anus.
The only way to properly diagnose your internal hemorrhoids, is to have a doctor examine you. If you think you have internal hemorrhoids than you should make an appointment immediately. There are times you may not even know that you have them or you may have bleeding just once and then it heals.
It is very important to treat these types of hemorrhoids and take steps to ensure speedy healing of them. If you push too hard or have a lot of straining with your bowel movement, it will take your hemorrhoids longer to heal. You can even prevent them from healing at all and they will become a chronic problem.
Increasing the amount of fiber that you eat on a daily basis will make sure to keep your stools soft and easy to pass. You can increase you fiber by eating things like fruits and vegetables. You can also take a fiber supplement to help with this. You will want to also remain active. Activity will help to increase blood flow to the anal area and will help to heal the internal hemorrhoid.
The softer you keep your stools, and the easier it is to pass your bowel movement will certainly speed up the healing of your hemorrhoids. It just so happens that the treatment of internal hemorrhoid symptoms, is also the way to prevent future ones.