Bleeding hemorrhoids are the worst form of hemorrhoids. It means that they were not properly taken care of at the initial stages and that their condition has considerably worsened over time. As you know, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum, like the varicose veins you sometimes see on peoples’ legs. Straining to pass hard stool, which is considered a major cause for hemorrhoids to develop in the first place, puts a lot of pressure on these veins and irritates them, as well as the sensitive tissues surrounding them, resulting in small cuts and scrapes that will sometimes bleed.
Bleeding hemorrhoids are usually internal hemorrhoids. They are normally not painful, and it is possible that you may have no other symptoms at all, apart from blood on the toilet paper after you wipe yourself or in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement. Bleeding hemorrhoids are quite common and are actually the most common reason why you may have blood coming out of your anus. However, you should never, ever just assume that this is the case! Anal bleeding may be due to other, more dangerous and life-threatening causes, apart from hemorrhoids, such as colon or rectal cancer. If you are not absolutely sure that the bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids, or if you have tried to treat them for a while but they continue to bleed after a couple of weeks at the most, you should definitely get yourself properly diagnosed.
In any case, you should never leave bleeding hemorrhoids untreated, because although they are not considered dangerous and you may experience no symptoms or discomfort, they will worsen over time and may lead to complications.
Treatment for bleeding hemorrhoids
There is a number of options to consider concerning treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids.
In relatively mild cases you may consider that hemorrhoids will go away on their own. There are several over-the-counter treatments you can buy, such as ointments, creams and suppositories. Some home remedies are also considered quite effective. Drinking apple cider vinegar for example, or applying it directly, in the case of external hemorrhoids, may effectively stop them from bleeding and relieve the swelling and irritation within a few days. Combining this with warm baths two or three times per day, and keeping the afflicted area really clean and dry, will speed-up results.
A more long-term but lasting treatment is to fight constipation. Including more fiber and water in your daily diet will help ensure that you do not strain during bowel movements, thus effectively relieving the pressure on your rectal veins and allowing your hemorrhoids to heal naturally.
In more severe cases, you might need more serious medical treatment. There are a number of options available, such as rubber band litigation or sclerotherapy. Hemorhoidectomy which consists of actual surgery-cutting off the hemorrhoid from the underlying tissue- is normally reserved for extremely severe cases.
Fast and permanent cure for bleeding hemorrhoids
Will such treatments provide a permanent cure for your condition? Unfortunately, they probably will not. Most treatments will effectively address the symptoms of hemorrhoids, relieve the swelling and stop them from bleeding. However, as soon as you stop treating them, hemorrhoids tend to recur. Even surgical procedures cannot guarantee to treat hemorrhoids permanently. Unless you are prepared to undergo really major changes in your diet and general lifestyle, there is a definite possibility that you will develop hemorrhoids again eventually.