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Prolapsed haemorrhoids

What are prolapsed haemorrhoids?

When a vein in your anus or lower rectum swells, it’s called a haemorrhoid. Prolapsed haemorrhoids are internal haemorrhoids that bulge outwards from the anus. they can very painful. Sometimes after a bowel motion these can be pushed back into the anus. However, in some cases they can stay permanently prolapsed and can be very painful. 

Prolapsed Haemorrhoids

What causes prolapsed haemorrhoids?

A haemorrhoid can become prolapsed when the tissue that holds it in place weakens. There are several possible causes and risk factors for this weakening of the connective tissue.

  • Straining during bowel movements is one possible cause, as the straining can put extra pressure on the haemorrhoid. You may be more likely to strain if you’re experiencing constipation or diarrhoea.
  • Pregnancy can also increase your risk.
  • Obesity is another possible risk factor. Excess weight can put a strain on the rectal veins, causing the formation of haemorrhoids and the prolapse of internal and external haemorrhoids.
  • Cigarette smoking can also harm any and all of your blood vessels, including the veins in your rectum and anus. That can increase your risk for haemorrhoids and prolapsed haemorrhoids.

How do I treat a prolapsed haemorrhoid?

  • There are a number of topical treatments available in the form of creams and ointments that can help manage your symptoms and give you some relief.
  • Ice packs
  • Regular Sitz baths

If you need something more permanent then there are a few interventional procedures to consider. These range from surgical to non-surgical. 

Electrotherapy is a non-invasive non-surgical treatment that can eradicate your internal prolapsed piles. It’s safe, effective and for most people usually painless / minimal or no discomfort.

A discreet call to one of our nurses will get you on the first steps to saying goodbye to your piles. Appointments are usually sorted within two weeks. All treatments are carried out by fully qualified colorectal nurses.

Say goodbye to piles with eXroid® electrotherapy treatment for haemorrhoids in the comfort of your own home.

Electrotherapy is a non-invasive non-surgical treatment that can be used to treat internal piles and, for most people, enable you to get back to your life on the same day. Please get in touch to discuss your treatment options with a nurse specialist.

Internal Haemorrhoids

Internal Haemorrhoids

Internal haemorrhoids are actually swollen veins and their support tissues, situated in the lower part of your rectum. Sometimes the blood vessels and associated tissues become weak and stretch so thin that they bulge and become irritated

External Haemorrhoids

External Haemorrhoids

External haemorrhoids are different from internal haemorrhoids in two important ways: the first and most obvious difference is where they are located – external haemorrhoids, as the name suggests, are on the outside of your anus. Internal haemorrhoids are on the inside.

thrombosed haemorrhoids

Thrombosed Haemorrhoids

A thrombosed haemorrhoid, is the medical term for a haemorrhoid that has become swollen due to a small blood clot within the haemorrhoid. The word ‘thrombosis’ means clotting.


Haemorrhoids stages & grades

If you suffer with haemorrhoids, then understanding how the medical profession grades the different sizes and nature of your piles could be vital in how you approach the treatment of your specific condition.

Lifestyle Advice

Suffering from haemorrhoids? Find advice on diet, exercise, hydration to help manage your symptoms.

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