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Fourth degree hemorrhoids

Symptoms of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following features are indicative of Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • bleeding during defecation
  • bleeding after defecation
  • pain in anus
  • rectal prolapse
  • itching on anal area
  • perianal soiling
It is possible that Fourth degree hemorrhoids shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following are the most common causes of Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • dysregulation of the vascular tone
  • vascular hyperplasia

Risk Factors for Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • Crohn's disease
  • HIV infection
  • hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • straining associated with constipation
  • common among white population
  • higher rate in people with high socioeconomic status
  • obesity
  • aging
  • hereditary factor
  • derangement of the internal anal sphincter
  • weak blood vessels
  • absent valves in the portal veins

Prevention of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Fourth degree hemorrhoids. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • more intake of laxatives
  • consumption of dietary fibres

Occurrence of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

Common Age Group

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

Common Gender

Fourth degree hemorrhoids can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • Anoscopy: Helps to diagnose origin of fourth degree hemorrhoids in perianal area
  • Digital examination: Helps to detect abnormal anorectal mass and anal stenosis

Complications of Fourth degree hemorrhoids if untreated

Yes, Fourth degree hemorrhoids causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Fourth degree hemorrhoids is left untreated:
  • thrombosis
  • infarction
  • colorectal cancer

Procedures for Treatment of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following procedures are used to treat Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • Stapled haemorrhoidopexy: Surgical procedure to remove abnormally enlarged fourth degree hemorrhoids

Self-care for Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • Intake of fibers: Helps to soften motions, relieving constipation and thereby reducing straining

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Fourth degree hemorrhoids:
  • Dietary supplementation: Intake of semi synthetic flavonoids helps to improve venous tone and inhibit the release of prostaglandins

Time for Treatment of Fourth degree hemorrhoids

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Fourth degree hemorrhoids to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 3 - 6 months

Last updated date

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

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