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The dangers of hemorrhoids are often underestimated by sufferers. In fact, hemorrhoids that are allowed to drag on can get bigger and even burst. If the hemorrhoid ruptures, bleeding can occur which can lead to anemia. And not only that, there are other hemorrhoid dangers that you also need to watch out for
In the early stages, hemorrhoids often do not cause any symptoms. Some people may just feel uncomfortable or see drops of blood during bowel movements. In advanced stages, bleeding will be more frequent and profuse, causing anemia. If you are anemic, the patient may look pale, feel weak, and even have shortness of breath.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Hemorrhoids From the Beginning
Piles or hemorrhoids are a condition of swollen blood vessels in the anus or rectum. Some conditions that can trigger hemorrhoids include the habit of straining too hard during bowel movements, diarrhea, chronic constipation or constipation, pregnancy, aging, frequent lifting of heavy objects, and prolonged coughing.
Mild hemorrhoids often do not cause complaints. However, if the hemorrhoids are getting worse, the patient may feel a lump in the anus, itching around the anus, pain when sitting, pain during defecation, and bleeding from the anus during and after defecation.
Based on its location, there are two types of hemorrhoids, namely internal and external hemorrhoids. In internal hemorrhoids, the swelling of the veins occurs inside the anus.In the early stages, this type of hemorrhoid does not cause typical symptoms. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless because the area has no pain nerves.
Internal hemorrhoids are usually characterized by itching and bleeding during and after defecation. If it persists, internal hemorrhoids can descend and come out of the anal canal, causing pain.
While external hemorrhoids are under the skin around the anus. External hemorrhoids will cause pain because the bottom of the anal canal has a lot of painful nerve fibers. In addition, swollen veins or lumps will also be clearly visible, because they are outside.
Dangerous Conditions Triggered by Piles
Hemorrhoids cannot be taken lightly and simply ignored. The reason is, there are several dangers that can occur if this condition is left unchecked, namely:
- Thrombosis (blood clot) in a swollen blood vessel.
- Anemia or lack of red blood cells, especially if the bleeding lasts a long time.
- Strangle hemorrhoids. This condition occurs when the swelling that occurs causes disruption of the flow of oxygen to the hemorrhoid. Strangulated hemorrhoids can be very painful, and can even cause the tissue around the anus to die. This condition needs to be addressed immediately with surgery.
In order to avoid the danger of hemorrhoids, you are advised to take preventive steps as early as possible. Starting with adequate fluid intake, eating foods that contain lots of fiber, exercising regularly, and avoiding taking any medications.
And don't forget, if you feel any hemorrhoid complaints, immediately consult a doctor to get the right treatment.