Are Bleeding Hemorrhoids Dangerous?

Most people get very agitated and frightened when they see bleeding hemorrhoids in the rectum. Especially if it's their first time.

I cannot blame them, as I was also frightened out of my wits the first time I discovered my hemorrhoid bleeding.

Now Don't get me wrong it's not a laughing matter, and you should not take it lightly. But you can relax a little as it's not as serious as one thinks.

If the actual cause is from hemorrhoids and I repeat only if the cause is a direct result of hemorrhoids.

This is where the line is very fine. So many times hemorrhoids are confused with other more serious ailments.

This could be colon cancer, diverticulitis, crohn disease, polyps in the colon or rectum, and ulcerative colitis.

It is therefore imperative that if you are bleeding from the rectum and you are not sure what is causing this bleeding. You get it checked out by a medical practitioner as soon as possible to ascertain that your rectal bleeding is in fact caused by hemorrhoids.

If the blood is bright red and it is directly in the pan or in the stools, you probably have got internal hemorrhoids bleeding.

If the blood is bright red and is mainly on the toilet paper. You can feel an obstruction on your anus. You probably have got external hemorrhoids bleeding.

The important thing is that the blood must be bright red. This bright red blood in most cases is a sign of hemorrhoids.

N.B.    Not all of the time

Bleeding hemorrhoids are not dangerous.

This is how they behave normally. They will swell up forming a pocket of blood, then when you exert pressure on them .

Usually caused from passing a bowel movement.

You will break this pocket and the blood will pour out. This can happen outside the anus with external hemorrhoids or inside the anus with internal hemorrhoids.

It is also very common that hemorrhoids bleed for weeks.

If left unattended they can cause more discomfort and could become infected. So it is best to treat the hemorrhoids immediately.

I will however be repetitive and say one more time that if you are bleeding from the anus and you are not certain what is causing this bleeding

You should get yourself to a professional immediately so that you can ascertain yourself as to what is causing you this bleeding.

Even more importantly if you suspect to be suffering from internal hemorrhoids.

In the meantime you can start bleeding hemorrhoid treatments while you are waiting for your appointment with the doctor.

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