What Are External Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids are as the word implies hemorrhoids that have developed externally. These are easy to detect. You will have a sensation that there is something just outside your anus and when you touch the area, you will actually feel them.

It will feel like a swollen lump protruding from your anus.

Unlike internal hemorrhoids that you see and feel nothing.

These hemorrhoids occur when the vein walls collapse, usually caused by too much toilet pushing. Too much pushing causes the vein walls to weaken, until they collapse.

The vein then fills up with blood, and hence the hemorrhoids feel and look all puffed up.

See Pictures of External Hemmorhoids.

Usually there will also be some degree of Pain associated with these hemorrhoids. Other symptoms that you may experience is bright red blood in the pan, bright red blood on the toilet paper or the same bright red blood in the stools.

Anal itch is another disturbance, but more common with internal hemorrhoids. This is caused by mucous leaking from the anus. A burning sensation in the anus is also not a very pleasant symptom.

Also the urge to continually want to go to the toilet is a very irritating occurrence. Eventually you give in and will be forced to go on the toilet from this irresistible urge.

It seems that every time you go to the toilet, you get relief, from your hemorrhoids.

But behind the scene what you actually doing is making the situation worse, by pushing.

Firstly you don't really need to push out those stools.(very little will actually come out, if any at all) It's the hemorrhoid that is obstructing the anal passage that makes you feel like going to the toilet.

Secondly when you do go, you will actually rupture the hemorrhoid, and thus doing gives you that relief effect, but soon after the PAIN returns.

SIDEBAR You have actually broken the Swollen Hemorrhoid (pocket of blood), which was giving you the pain. The temporary relief comes from the swollen hemorrhoid deflating slightly (loss of blood), but it will soon inflate again, and with a chance of getting infected. The pain returns and probably more intense.

These puffed up external hemorrhoids if irritated further (mainly by pushing on the toilet) can deteriorate to the next level and become a condition known as thrombosed hemorrhoids.


This is a condition you definitely want to avoid, and I do speak from experience. Just read the external hemorrhoid treatments and use them immediately before you deteriorate to this stage.

The trick is always to cure any types of hemorrhoids immediately.

Make sure they don't return, because when they return they deteriorate to the next stage quickly and every time it gets harder to heal hemorrhoids.

On another note, be careful not to confuse external haemorrhoids with hemorrhoids warts or hemorrhoids skin tag, as it is easy to be mistaken.

By the way I found the following site to be a good read for hemorrhoids.

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