Coping with hemorrhoid discharge
For a hemorrhoid sufferer one of the more embarrassing symptoms that you may have to deal with is the occasional feeling of dampness and discharge from your back passage
Apart from the obvious uncomfortable feeling, by far the worst part is a sense that other people might be aware of your predicament either by seeing it on your outer clothing, or perhaps you might feel that the hemorrhoid discharge could emit an unpleasant smell.
To quickly put your mind at rest, it would be very unlikely that any leakage that you may get from hemorrhoids will be so prevalent that it would show as a damp patch on your outer clothing. Whilst it may be true that hemorrhoids can be smelly, the simple fact is that it’s generally not so bad that anyone else would notice. If you do experience any odour then a simple regime of regular bathing should help or the use of witch hazel has been known to do the trick.
What causes mucus discharge from your anus?
If your internal hemorrhoid becomes inflamed, it can leak mucus. This is what causes the feeling of dampness and can cause staining to your underwear. The hemorrhoid discharge itself can cause inflammation around the skin of the anus resulting in a burning sensation that becomes itchy. For the medically minded amongst us this burning itchiness is known as pruritis ani.
What can I do about hemorrhoid discharge?
To help manage this particular symptom, it’s really a matter of trying to maintain a higher level of personal hygiene than you would normally do. The basic advice would be to keep the area as clean and dry as you can practically manage. This would mean taking more baths or showers and keeping the area as dry as possible until the symptom naturally subsides or until you take steps to treat the hemorrhoid.
Is there a permanent fix for hemorrhoids?
Many sufferers reach the point of thinking I need to get this sorted once and for all. The good news is that there are ways of eradicating them, ranging from the surgical to the non-surgical. You can find out more by reading our hemorrhoid treatments page.
Nothing will cure you of ever having another hemorrhoid again but at least you can treat the ones you have right now.
eXroid electrotherapy is one such non-surgical treatment. It’s safe, effective and one of the least invasive treatments available. This useful at a glance guide will give you an idea of the benefits.
eXroid electrotherapy is NOT a heat treatment
No preparation (e.g. no enema)
No anaesthesia and no hospital stay
Non-invasive – no cutting or needles
Each treatment takes 10-30 minutes
Usually painless/causes minimal or no discomfort.
Nearly all patients resume normal activities the same day
50% of patients cleared with one treatment, 80% with two
Approved for reimbursement by all major insurance companies
Appointments usually within two weeks of booking
Positive NICE guidance