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Why do hemorrhoids smell?

Why do hemorrhoids smell?

One of the most common diseases related to the gastrointestinal system is the condition of having hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum or anus. Initially felt as a lump, hemorrhoids are classified depending on severity, into four degrees or classes, and location. On its severity, hemorrhoids are considered to be on the first degree when it bleeds but they do not drop out of the rectum. It will be classified as second when there is prolapse from rectum and show on the outside. It will then be considered as third degree when hemorrhoids push out from rectum and there is a need of assistance for them to be pushed back inside. And fourth when, hemorrhoids cannot be pushed back in after coming out. They swell, strangulate and create a lot of pain. On its location, it can be categorized into internal, prolapsed, or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids involve the veins inside your rectum while prolapsed hemorrhoids may stretch down until they bulge outside your anus but can be gently go back inside its rectum independently. External hemorrhoids, on the other hand, involve the veins outside the anus and can be itchy or painful and can sometimes crack and bleed.

Due to increased pressure in the veins of the anus or rectum, hemorrhoids develop. Having hemorrhoids can affect other health related issues such as one’s odor. Development of hemorrhoids usually entails foul odor due to inadequate closure of the rectum, thereby allowing rectum walls to seep out. As this happens, feces can become stuck around hemorrhoids thus intensifying the leaking smell greatly. With a semi-open rectum, allows unpleasant body odor to leak causing the hemorrhoids to smell.

With today’s advancements in health and medical field, treatments for hemorrhoids are offered that comes in wide array.

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