Prolapsed hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids that protrude from the anus, causing an extremely painful experience while sitting and defecating.
The cause of prolapsed hemorrhoids isn’t precisely known, but we know that when hemorrhoids are left untreated for an extended period of time, the swelling may grow more dramatic and ultimately lead to prolapse.
The main complaints around prolapsed hemorrhoids are itching and pain:
Internal hemorrhoids may also prolapse, or extend beyond the anus, causing several potential problems. When a hemorrhoid protrudes, it can collect small amounts of mucus and microscopic stool particles that may cause an irritation called pruritus ani. Wiping constantly to try to relieve the itching can worsen the problem.
In some cases, this pain can graduate to severe levels, inspiring immediate trips to see a Los Angeles proctologist or colorectal surgeon.
Prolapsed hemorrhoids can be treated in a variety of ways, including Rubber band Ligation (RBL) and Sclerotherapy. The method you choose will depend on a conversation with your hemorrhoid doctor about the safest and most effective options give your symptoms and medical history.
To get rid of prolapsed hemorrhoids today, contact the Los Angeles and Orange County Proctology Institute for the best hemorrhoid care in California.