Hemorrhoid rupture: what to do? What symptoms should be of concern?

Hemorrhoids are lumps filled with blood, that can rupture and cause bleeding. Bleeding after a ruptured hemorrhoid is usually minor and does not require special treatment. Home remedies can help.

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectal plexus that control the excretion of stool and gas. When they stretch too much and fill with blood, they become inflamed, causing pain, burning, and itching. When they rupture, rectal bleeding occurs, which can be seen in the stool or on toilet paper or underwear.

Why do hemorrhoids burst?

The pressure of fecal masses on a swollen varicose vein filled with blood can cause hemorrhoids to rupture. Also, when the internal pressure becomes too high. As a result, even minor strains, such as defecation, can cause the hemorrhoid wall to rupture and bleed. When the bleeding stops, there is usually some relief and less pain. This is the result of the blood being drained from the swollen nodule.

What should I do when a hemorrhoid bursts? Is it dangerous?

When a hemorrhoid ruptures, there is rectal bleeding of varying severity. If the bleeding is heavy, you can apply pressure to the anus with a sanitary napkin or cloth, apply a cold compress with ice cubes, or sit in a tub filled with cool water. Cold constricts blood vessels, stops bleeding, has an analgesic effect, and relieves swelling.

If the hemorrhoid has ruptured, but the bleeding is not heavy, well-known home remedies for hemorrhoids will help , such as:

  • herbalhip soups 
  • ointments, creams, and suppositories for hemorrhoids 
  • herbal compresses and washing 
  • cool compresses 
  • proper hygiene 
  • a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and liquids 

alarming signs of a cracked hemorrhoid

The rupture of a varicose vein usually does not cause complications, but in rare cases, intense bleeding may occur. If the bleeding does not stop within 10 minutes or if there are any worrying symptoms, contact your doctor. Surgery may be necessary to heal a ruptured hemorrhoid, and chronic ailments and bleeding from the anus can lead to anemia. Rectal bleeding can indicate other diseases, such as colorectal cancer, which can have other symptoms in addition to bleeding. Medical consultation is always recommended when the problem recurs or is long-lasting.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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