Bleeding Hemorrhoids is considered to be the worst hemorrhoids form. Not necessarily is rectal bleeding is always due to hemorrhoid. It is advisable to consult your physician whenever to experience rectal bleeding symptoms. On the basis of investigation results, your physician will decide whether it is internal hemorrhoid or external hemorrhoid. Generally, you don't get bleeding hemorrhoids in case of external hemorrhoids. Many anorectic problems, including fissures, fistulae, abscesses, or irritation and itching, have similar symptoms to bleeding hemorrhoids. In some cases bleeding may occur due to an anal fissure, but in most of the cases, if hemorrhoids are bleeding they are likely internal hemorrhoids. Early diagnosis provides you with a better opportunity to get relief from bleeding hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the anal canal (rectum) and are usually caused by too much straining (bearing down to pass stools). Basically, what happens is that the veins lining the walls of the rectum become enlarged (engorged with too much blood - varicose veins) and bulge out. You can notice red streaks in the stool. Whenever you notice this, you must consult your physician to get it clinically investigated. The odds are overwhelming that you have a fissure or a crack in your rectum that can be cured with treatments like antibiotics and a topical nitroglycerin cream. If your doctor does not find fissures, you must have a tube inserted into your colon to check for other causes of bleeding such as cancers; as one in four cases of rectal bleeding not caused by fissures, is caused by serious disease.
Bright red blood is normally indicative of bleeding hemorrhoids, whereas darker blood is suggestive of bleeding much further up the anal canal and not so much from bleeding hemorrhoids. Sometimes the blood loss from hemorrhoids is so great, that the patient may become anemic - iron deficient. For some, the bleeding from the hemorrhoids is so severe that the toilet is covered in blood after each. But for most hemorrhoid sufferers though, the bleeding from hemorrhoids is very little, if any.
There are different types of treatments available for treating bleeding hemorrhoids: injection sclerotherapy (a chemical solution is injected around the blood vessel to shrink the hemorrhoid), laser coagulation, infrared photocoagulation (a special device is used to burn hemorrhoidal tissue), rubber band ligation (a rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid inside the rectum. The band cuts off circulation, and the hemorrhoid withers away within a few days) and the hemorrhoidectomy (occasionally, extensive or severe internal or external situations may require removal by surgery - hemorrhoidectomy).
The next line of bleeding hemorrhoid treatments involves using creams and, suppositories specially designed to lower the blood flow.
Apart from allopathic treatment, other alternative therapies like homoeopathy and herbal treatment are available for treating bleeding hemorrhoids. Use of fibrous diet can keep the stools soft, but not runny, thus helping in reducing constipation and giving you temporary relief from bleeding.
However, if you are on a high fibred diet and your stools are small and hard, it is possible you may need to cut back on the fibers. Too much fiber can cause constipation, which can damage hemorrhoids to bleed. Bleeding hemorrhoids aren't so artistic, so we have added an image with a pizza, the worst thing for hemorrhoids.