Answers to clients questions
Stina, 24, from Vetlanda
I have for a longer period of time seen blood on the toilet paper when pooing. But I don’t have any lumps that I have been reading about. What can it be?
Svar: Hi Stina. What you describe is a very common symptom of internal haemorrhoids that have been swelling. These haemorrhoids you can’t see, but you notice them in the form of blood when visiting the toilet or when it itches inside the body.
The first thing you should do is to see if the blood is fresh, clear red or if it is dark brown and thicker, or maybe coagulated. If the blood is clear and fresh, it is likely that an internal haemorrhoid has burst. Is the blood dark and thicker, you should visit a doctor because the blood probably arrived from further up in the body. Internal haemorrhoids are easily caused when you for have constipation or frequently visit the toilets for long times. The last part of the colon is covered in mucous that helps the stool to pass. If the stool is hard, it can push itself through the mucous membrane and cut a small hole on the colon wall, like when you bit you cheek by mistake when chewing food. (You feel that you get a small wound and that the tissue in the mouth swells.) The same applies to when you get an interna haemorrhoid.
If you start your treatment in time the internal haemorrhoid will pull back faster and stay small. If you avoid treatment, it easily starts to grow and every time the problem re-occurs, the haemorrhoid will increase until it eventually pops out of the anus.
Bengt, 48, truck driver
I have the last couple of years had big problems with sitting down for longer periods and walking. In my profession I sit down all day, so when I’m free I try to go out and exercise. I feel three soft lumps that are coming out of my bum.
Svar: Hi Bengt. It sounds like you have haemorrhoids in phase 2 or 3. Haemorrhoids in phase 2 can be annoying and they bleed from time to time. Phase 2 haemorrhoids you can see on the picture here (insert the right link). They sit exactly where the sphincter wants to close the rectum. The sphincter is very strong and puts a constant pressure on the haemorrhoid, which gives you constant irritation and discomfort.
This constant irritation on the haemorrhoid doesn’t allow it any comfort and to pull back naturally. The easiest thing for you is to treat with Hemor*Rite. Hemor*Rite helps you in a hygienic and easy way to push the haemorrhoid inside the sphincter, at the same time cooling it and reducing the swollen haemorrhoid. You have probably cooled down a swelling before, with an ice bag, during exercise/sports or while spraining your ankle. The cooling eases the pain, irritation and if you are bleeding, stops the bleeding effectively. It can also be handy to have an extra pillow in you car and eat some more fibre and change the soda to water, if you drink soda. Get back to us if you have any more questions.
Grete, 45, mother of three
Hi Hemor*Rite, When I gave birth to my first child I didn’t have any troubles with haemorrhoids, but when my second and third child was born I started having severe problems. After different treatments they finally pulled back. It has now gone seven years since my last child was born and have only had minor problems, but under these past 6 months I have experienced horrible pain and blood in the stool 4 times, and I feel the irritation all the time.
Svar: Hi Grete and thank you for your letter. It’s normal that haemorrhoids trouble pregnant women. Actually, 50% of all women get some form of problem during or after the pregnancy. If I understand correctly you have been able to keep the haemorrhoids at bay but are now experiencing new symptoms.
When you get older, it’s more common with haemorrhoids and the body is worn down inside as well as in the colon channel. The haemorrhoids increase over time and we can’t do anything about that and you might experience they return at infrequent times.
What you can do is to treat and prevent that they don’t develop. The irritation can come from one or more internal haemorrhoids that are squeezed between the anus/sphincter or if you have irritated and dry mucous membranes and you experience itchiness and stinging. To have functioning mucous membranes are important to transport stool without feeling pain. If you are using our product you can be sure that the mucous membrane and other parts of the body doesn’t get exposed to cortisone for a longer period of time, because that can effect the mucous membrane negatively. Some creams have softening or sliding qualities, which can be good but can also have the opposite effect. If it gets unnaturally sliding around the haemorrhoid, it has a bigger chance of coming out when you are visiting the toilet. The stool and the haemorrhoid are pushed together by the sphincter in the anus and you can make it worse for the haemorrhoid.
Everybody has two muscles in the anus, one you can control, the other you can’t, it opens when the body tells it that it is time to evacuate. If one has a hard or constipated stomach, the chances are that haemorrhoids will show up easier. (During pregnancy a similar thing happens. The baby is pushed down towards the anal channel and at the same time an extra amount of blood is circulating in the basin and the stool is gathered and wants to get out)
Our tip: Treat with Hemor*Rite, the medical device is designed so that you easily can cool the haemorrhoid inside the sphincter and at the same time cool down the veins and decrease the bleeding. 2-4 treatments a day the first days and after that, 1-2 times when needed. If you feel that your stomach is hard or that something is on it’s way, continue treatment 1-2 times a day for preventive measures.