Knowing the Difference Between Hemorrhoid Pain and the Discomfort of Anal Fissures


There is a difference between the discomfort caused by anal fissures and hemorrhoid pain and symptoms.

And when you are feeling discomfort, it is important to find out which type you are suffering from, as to not undergo the incorrect treatment.

Anal fissures are a tear in the anal opening which can be caused by a hard bowel movement, constipation, or after explosive diarrhea.

These can be quite painful, especially for every bowel movement after wards because the rip would continue to be stretched.

You will notice streaks of blood in on the toilet paper or bleeding stools. Most (over 90 percent) of anal fissures can be healed without surgery.

To help stop fissures from happening again, it is recommended that you increase the fiber in your diet, by eating more fresh fruits and vegies, drink plenty of water and get some regular exercise or thing else to promote soft stools.

To ease the pain of an anal fissure you can sit in a warm bath for about fifteen minutes two to three times a day. Normal pain relievers like Tylenol and Ibuprofen can also help ease the discomfort too. Sometimes, special cortisone creams will be prescribed.

Hemorrhoids are common in both men and woman. They are most likely to develop during pregnancy and if you are overweight, or over the age of 40.

A hemorrhoid is basically an enlarged varicose vein of the anus. These veins can also get enlarged during hard bowel movements.

However, straining the pelvic muscles and severe constipation can also cause the veins to swell. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external.

Internal hemorrhoids are not visible and are normally not painful, but can cause bleeding and discomfort is some cases.

External hemorrhoids however can be very irritating and painful and can cause bleeding, itching and swelling. A lump around the anus may also be visible. If you have hemorrhoids, it is extremely important to try to find a suitable hemorrhoid cure and soon as possible, before your condition worsens.

A hemorrhoid cure is similar to anal fissure treatments: warm baths, high fiber, drinking plenty of water and moderate exercise, etc.

How to get fast, temporary hemorrhoid relief? – There are many conventional and home remedies that can be used to help ease hemorrhoid pain, in the short term.

Some Hemorrhoid Relief Solutions include:- Creams and ointments, medicated wipes and pads, hemorrhoid pills, oral pain killers (avoid codeine as this promotes constipation), warm baths, hemorrhoid cushions.

Please be aware that these are only meant as a quick solution to the problem and you should still take the correct action and find a permanent hemorrhoid cure asap.

A good start would be to improve your diet, drinking plenty of water, losing weight (if you are overweight) and getting regular exercise.

In the mean time, researching what options are available for curing hemorrhoids permanently would also be very wise, as this condition is very treatable using the correct method.

If after reading this article you do not have hemorrhoids or anal fissures and you still experience anal bleeding, it is very important to get your condition checked by your doctor.

Source by Bonnie Bryan-Smith