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Third degree hemorrhoids

Symptoms of Third degree hemorrhoids

The following features are indicative of Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • anal bleeding with defecation
  • anal bleeding without defecation
  • anal swelling
  • mild anal discomfort
  • anal irritation
  • anal soilage discharge
  • anal mucous discharge
  • anal pruritis
  • difficulties with hygiene
  • a sense of incomplete evacuation

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Common Causes of Third degree hemorrhoids

The following are the most common causes of Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • straining during bowel movements
  • sitting for long periods of time on the toilet
  • constipation
  • obesity
  • anal intercourse
  • intake of low fiber diet

Risk Factors for Third degree hemorrhoids

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • aging

Prevention of Third degree hemorrhoids

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Third degree hemorrhoids. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • eat high fiber diet
  • avoid straining during bowel movements
  • avoid sitting on toilet for long periods of time
  • avoid regular heavy lifting
  • drink plenty of fluid

Occurrence of Third degree hemorrhoids

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Third degree hemorrhoids cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Third degree hemorrhoids most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 17-82 years

Common Gender

Third degree hemorrhoids can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Third degree hemorrhoids

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • Digital rectal exam: To view inside the anus and rectum
  • Anoscopy: To view the lining of the anus and lower rectum
  • Rigid proctosigmoidoscopy: To view the lining of the rectum and lower colon

Complications of Third degree hemorrhoids if untreated

Yes, Third degree hemorrhoids causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Third degree hemorrhoids is left untreated:
  • anal stenosis
  • prolapse of rectal mucosa
  • fecal incontinence

Procedures for Treatment of Third degree hemorrhoids

The following procedures are used to treat Third 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 Third degree hemorrhoids

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • Eat high-fiber foods: Softens the stool and increases its bulk
  • Soak your anal area in a warm bath or sitz bath: Relieves the pain and inflammation of hemorrhoids
  • Keep the anal area clean: Helps in preventing hemorrhoids

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Third degree hemorrhoids

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Third degree hemorrhoids:
  • Apply ice packs or cold compresses: Helps in relieving swelling

Last updated date

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

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