Since hemorrhoids is one of many affected coyly concealed and is perceived as embarrassing, often lack information about it. Therefore, many patients do not know whether and to what extent are hemorrhoids dangerous. Basically, it should be noted that piles itself – particularly in its early stages – are not dangerous, but produce in the patient population is very unpleasant symptoms. Nevertheless, there are certain effects which mean a certain risk potential.
Hemorrhoids in early stages
If the hemorrhoids make itself felt for the first time, they are usually very small and produce few symptoms. These symptoms include blood in the stool, also occur, a slight itching or a slight pain on defecation can. These symptoms are not necessarily always, but can also occur sporadically.
Hemorrhoids are generally not dangerous at this stage, since the swollen tissues usually not cancerous changes. They provide for the people concerned, however, a great inconvenience dar. If left untreated, they can also develop further and reach a more serious stage.
Have developed hemorrhoids, then make a much more unpleasant symptoms. The itch is getting stronger, there will be inflamed, open, bleeding spots on the anal skin, caused by scratching. In addition, develop burning and discharge, it can leave traces in the secretions of underwear and unpleasant smell.
The increase in bleeding and often also occur independently from the stools, and hemorrhoids can develop a chronic pain that is noticeable not only during defecation, but also normal activities such as sitting or biking does not allow for pain-free.
Far developed hemorrhoids can also emerge from the anus and are then trapped in the stool. This is a very painful process that should be treated urgently. Moreover, a hemorrhoid is permanently trapped, the blood circulation is interrupted and it can form necrotic tissue.
If there is a chronic inflammation of the anus, it means that by the immune system is weakened, and the person is more susceptible to other diseases and infections. This in turn weakens the long run the whole organism and is a stress factor dar. also have anti-inflammatory drugs are taken, which can often have unwanted side effects.
Have the hemorrhoids are removed surgically, then, the patient made a few risks. Besides the risk of representing any anesthetic, can lead to a hemorrhoid surgery can cause bowel incontinence, which may well be permanent. Even after such an operation, a narrowing of the anus occurred, which makes bowel movements dramatically. And there’s a risk that after hemorrhoid surgery over time still form new larger hemorrhoids.
In a way, hemorrhoids are dangerous if not thorough examination of the intestine is made. Because the symptoms of hemorrhoids – such as blood in the stool – similar to an intestinal tumor, which is not without a colonoscopy in the presence of hemorrhoids and detected. An undiagnosed intestinal tumor that continues to evolve, without having been detected and treated is, however, a serious threat to health; Unfortunately this is often not carried out a thorough investigation as soon as was once diagnosed with hemorrhoids.