Hemorrhoid Surgery, Symptoms, and other Information
A visual examination of the affected area will often times be able to diagnose an external or prolapsed hemorrhoid. To diagnose internal hemorrhoids a full exam with possible sedation might be needed. Sedation is not always needed because normally pain is not present with internal hemorrhoids. However, during this exam other things such as tumors, polyps, an enlarged prostate, and abscesses can be detected. Visual confirmation of internal hemorrhoids is possible via anoscopy or proctoscopy. This device is basically a hollow tube with a light attached at one end that allows one to see internal hemorrhoids, or any other possible disease or growth. Piles, Prolapse, Thrombosed, and Sitz Bath
These are probably all words that you have seen while researching hemorrhoids or trying to diagnose your particular problem. Many of them are probably not familiar to you, or you have no clue what they mean. We can help you understand what you are researching. If there isn't a specific article on it, the terms and definitions page will probably have it. If you still can't find an answer there for a term you have come a cross, feel free to ask. We are here to help you and answer any question you might have. We will also be adding many pictures to aid in your research. We are currently collecting the best examples and will have them up on the Hemorrhoid Pictures tab shortly. General Information
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