Diagnosing Hemorrhoids

December 30th, 2009 | by admin |

If you have been experiencing rectal bleeding and discomfort and think that you may have hemorrhoids, you may want to have your symptoms checked out by a doctor. Knowing what to expect of your visit can help you to feel more comfortable during your examination. Also, by understanding what will occur, you will be better prepared to get the help that you need for your hemorrhoids.

The first thing to consider is that is important to get a proper diagnoses. Even if you are certain that you have hemorrhoids, even if it is not the first time that you have had them, you should still see your physician and be examined. There are several other digestive disorders that could be contributing to the problem — some of them serious. Rectal bleeding can even be due to cancer, so it is important that you get it checked out.

The first thing your doctor will do is examine the anus and the rectal area. He or she will look for swollen blood vessels. These are a major symptom of hemorrhoids. Your physician will check for lumps in the skin close to the anus. He or she will then will then use a lubricated glove to examine you internally. Your physician will feel for lumps or abnormalities along the wall of the rectum. These lumps and abnormalities can be signs of hemorrhoids.

One of the tools that doctors will often use when examining for hemorrhoids is a proctoscope. This is a hollow tube with a light on it. It is inserted into the rectum and allows the doctor to more easily see any problems in that area. This instrument is most often used if internal hemorrhoids are suspected. Your doctor will be able to examine the lining of the rectum, determine if there is anything unusual or abnormal on the lining of the rectum, and determine if these abnormalities are hemorrhoids.

If your doctor is unable to determine the cause of the hemorrhoids, he ore she has the option of performing a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. In this procedure, your doctor inserts a hollow tube (similar to the proctoscope) into your rectum and colon. In this manner he or she can examine not only the frontal area of the rectum, but into the intestinal area as well. This same tool is what doctors use to diagnose bleeding and discomfort not related to hemorrhoids.

If you have been experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids, it is important to be examined by a physician to determine that there is not a larger problem. By knowing the cause of your problem, you can treat the bleeding and discomfort and get on with your life. Hemorrhoids don’t have to interfere with your life if you seek treatment now.

William Brown
http://www.articlesbase.com/medicine-articles/diagnosing-hemorrhoids-89316.html

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  1. 4 Responses to “Diagnosing Hemorrhoids”

  2. By Allen on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    How hemorrhoids are treated? Any home remedies?
    Hi,

    I am being diagnosed with hemorrhoids. My stools are not bloody. But doc says hemorrhoids are present. What should I do to cure them?

    Please suggest any diet or any home remedies?

    How do they effect general digestion of a person?

  3. By nysenutz on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    OK, simply eat healthy, high fibre foods…DON’T STRAIN!!! If nothing happens, leave it till later. There are plenty of non prescription creams that can ease the itching and the pain, and they are fairly inexpensive. I really feel sorry for you.
    References :
    EXPERIENCE……..

  4. By Chief on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Your doctor diagnosed you but didn’t recommend a treatment??? Strange.

    For relief I suggest using Tuck’s pads (or generic product with same ingredients), plus Preparation H (or generic version).
    References :

  5. By Cary Cyd on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Hemorrhoids are caused by you straining when you have a bowel movement, or with your stool being too hard & tearing the skin.

    Once you have hemorrhoids you have to learn to live with them & change your diet so your stools are softer.

    You live with them by keeping your anus clean via wipes like Tucks & creams like Preparation H. This helps them to heal, as long as you don’t strain or have a hard stool. You never really get rid of them.

    You change your diet by eating MORE fiber – whole grains, fruits, vegetables & LESS processed foods – frozen dinners, packaged desserts, pre-made foods in just about any form.

    Hemorrhoids have NOTHING to do with your digestion system.

    I suggest you buy a donut pillow to sit on, a cookbook so you can try making a lot more of your own food instead of buying it pre-made & shopping at a farmer’s market for fresh food every weekend.

    Enjoy !!!
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