While hemorrhoids are benign and discomfort may be minimal at first, delaying or refusing treatment can cause more complicated problems. Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen blood vessels. Poor circulation combined with factors like poor diet or constipation can place pressure on the blood vessels in the anus and rectum and cause them to become inflamed. You must act quickly to treat your hemorrhoids whilst you still can … easily!
External hemorrhoids that are not treated can rupture and cause a blood clot, leading to a thrombosed hemorrhoid (much harder to remove). When an internal hemorrhoid is left untreated, it can become more swollen and distended, so much that the hemorrhoid can be pushed outside the anus. This is called a prolapsed hemorrhoid. Prolapsed hemorrhoids can be trapped outside the anus, causing the blood supply to be cut off. This can also cause the hemorrhoid to become thrombosed. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are often unbearably painful. Removing the blood clots in thrombosed hemorrhoids is the most effective cure and often requires surgery.