External Hemorrhoids

When one or more painful lumps appear beneath the skin around the anus, this is referred to as external hemorrhoids. These are caused due to dilation of the blood vessels, which have swollen, enlarged, and protruded. Blood inside the protruded blood vessel may clot or thrombose and forms a hard lump around the anus, creating excruciating pain. Hemorrhoids may be caused by straining to poo, sitting on the toilet for a longer duration, pregnancy, obesity, and lifting heavy weights.

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I suffer from hemorrhoids and feel like there is hard tissue just behind the anal region. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hemorrhoids, but for the last few days, I have felt like there is a hard tissue (feel like cartilage) just behind the anal region; it is very painful too. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi. Welcome to iCliniq.com. These are hemorrhoids only with a skin tag; due to the long duration, it becomes hard and ulcerated. Two things we have to rule out are hemorrhoids or fistula. Most probably, it is only hemorrhoids, which are considered external hemorrhoids, treated very easily with hem...  Read Full »

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