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Symptoms of First degree hemorrhoids

The following features are indicative of First degree hemorrhoids:
  • pain during bowel movements
  • painless bright red blood from the rectum
  • anal itching
  • anal ache especially while sitting
  • tender lump formation near the anus

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Common Causes of First degree hemorrhoids

The following are the most common causes of First degree hemorrhoids:
  • constipation
  • straining during bowel movements
  • sitting for long period mostly in toilet
  • cirrhosis

Risk Factors for First degree hemorrhoids

The following factors may increase the likelihood of First degree hemorrhoids:
  • pregnancy or childbirth

Prevention of First degree hemorrhoids

Yes, it may be possible to prevent First degree hemorrhoids. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • drink plenty of fluids
  • eat a high fiber diet
  • consider fiber supplement
  • use of stool softeners

Occurrence of First degree hemorrhoids

Number of Cases

The following are the number of First degree hemorrhoids cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

First degree hemorrhoids most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 45-65 years

Common Gender

First degree hemorrhoids can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of First degree hemorrhoids

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect First degree hemorrhoids:
  • Anoscopy: To identify the hemorrhoids origin by using a forceps or suction device

Complications of First degree hemorrhoids if untreated

Yes, First degree hemorrhoids causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if First degree hemorrhoids is left untreated:
  • strangulated hemorrhoid
  • anemia

Procedures for Treatment of First degree hemorrhoids

The following procedures are used to treat First degree hemorrhoids:
  • External hemorrhoid thrombectomy: To remove the clot with a simple incision and drainage and provides relief
  • Rubber band ligation: Heals bleeding or painful hemorrhoids
  • Sclerotherapy:To shrink the hemorrhoid tissue
  • Coagulation technique: To treat painful hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: To treat severe or recurring hemorrhoids by eliminating excessive tissue that causes bleeding
  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy: Inhibits blood flow to hemorrhoidal tissue

Self-care for First degree hemorrhoids

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of First degree hemorrhoids:
  • increasing intake of fibre
  • avoid straining
  • avoid reading on the toilet

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of First degree hemorrhoids

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of First degree hemorrhoids:
  • Rubber band ligation: For the treatment of first-degree haemorrhoids

Time for Treatment of First degree hemorrhoids

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for First degree hemorrhoids to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for First degree hemorrhoids.

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