A prolapsed hemorrhoid can be defined as a progressive worsening of internal hemorrhoids or as the next stage of their progression. Prolapsed Hemorrhoids are the exit of the internal hemorrhoid packages coming through the anus, during a bowel movement.
Many times hemorrhoids appear in patients that have a predisposition to constipation, straining hard to complete a bowel movement only worsens the situation so it's very important for those who were diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids to follow your doctor's instructions on avoiding constipation.
Avoiding constipation includes eating a diet that is high in fiber, and consuming the recommended intake of water (usually 8 glasses).
A Hemorrhoids first appearance is usually facilitated by a bowel movement of hard feces that form in constipated patients. Also groups of internal hemorrhoids can be dragged through the anal canal and anus outside of the body.
Another thing that contributes to the appearance of prolapsed hemorrhoids is that the fibrous tissue that holds the hemorrhoidal veins to the surrounding anal cavity can sometimes lose there consistency, becoming unable to hold the veins in place and letting them slide along the anal canal. This situation usually occurs in elderly patients or in those with a long history of problems with internal hemorrhoids and is associated with high pressure in the rectal area.
The condition of prolapsed hemorrhoid s can become worse with a situation called thrombosis. Thrombosis occurs when the prolapsed hemorrhoid becomes strangulated or twisted. This will quickly become a very painful situation.
Prolapsed Hemorrhoids have been known to mysteriously disappear in two to four weeks. Other times, when the blood supply of the hemorrhoids are reduced and the hemorrhoid is strangulated gangrene can set in which can progress into a life threatening situation.
It is very important on severe hemorrhoid suffering to consult with a doctor to your options, but for mild situations everyday people like you and I can avoid doctors visits and take care of the problems in the privacy of our own homes.