Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kick Your Pain In The Butt!

I have been thinking real hard whether to post this or not. After reading an email from a friend of mine, I decided to post.

Have you heard of hemorrhoids? Or better yet, a pain in your butt.... Literally.

Although most people think hemorrhoids are abnormal, they are present in everyone. It is only when the hemorrhoid cushions enlarge that hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal or a disease.

Although hemorrhoids occur in everyone, they only become problems in 5% of the general population. Hemorrhoids are found equally in men and women, and their prevalence peaks between 35 and 60 years of age. If you have given birth to a child (as a woman) you will be familiar with this. Most mothers have H...or have had.

There are two types of nerves in the anal canal, visceral nerves (above the dentate line) and somatic nerves (below the dentate line). The somatic (skin) nerves are like the nerves of the skin and are capable of sensing pain. The visceral nerves are like the nerves of the intestines and do not sense pain, only pressure. Therefore, internal hemorrhoids, which are above the dentate line, usually are painless. These are however the worst ones. They lead to major future problems.

For convenience in describing the severity of internal hemorrhoids, many physicians use a grading system:

•First-degree hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that bleed but do not prolapse.

•Second-degree hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that prolapse and retract on their own (with or without bleeding).

•Third-degree hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that prolapse but must be pushed back in by a finge•Fourth-degree hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids that prolapse and cannot be pushed back in.

Fourth-degree hemorrhoids also include hemorrhoids that are thrombosed (containing blood clots) or that pull much of the lining of the rectum through the anus.In general, the symptoms of external hemorrhoids are different than the symptoms of internal hemorrhoids.

How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?

"Most individuals who have hemorrhoids discover them in one of several ways. They either feel the lump of an external hemorrhoid when they wipe themselves and note drops of blood in the toilet bowl or on the toilet paper, or feel a ball on their tush after wiping. Severe anal pain may occur after using the restroom. Symptoms of anal discomfort and itching may occur, but anal conditions other than hemorrhoids are more likely to cause these symptoms than hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids often get a"bum rap" for such symptoms since both hemorrhoids and other anal conditions are common and may occur together."

Treatment of hemorrhoids includes over the counter topical medications ....if you have any symptoms, please do not be ashamed. Look, I'm not at all familiar with these all these words or symptoms...however i did some research....and have come to this. I too experienced somewhat a thing or two after giving birth to Captain so I KNOW!

You may be thinking, "why is this woman blogging about this? Like hello....."

I know the feeling of this pain and i also know that many women suffer with this problem. If you have any questions, please contact a specialist. Your doctor. A specialist. This could lead to a major surgical problem so PLEASE go and seek help if you think you have a problem.


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