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Understanding the different hemorrhoid grades

If you suffer with hemorrhoids, 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.

The whole subject of piles can be awkward to discuss, so the more informed you are, the easier any discussion you might have will be.

Hemorrhoids are graded into four sizes which is a reflection of the severity of the particular hemorrhoid.

Broadly speaking, the more severe your hemorrhoid condition, the more they will affect your life in all sorts of ways from managing the irritation to avoiding certain activities due to the pain and inconvenience.

Your specific hemorrhoid grade, can only be diagnosed by a medical professional.

What are the different grades of hemorrhoids?

Grade 1 Hemorrhoids: These are small internal piles. A lot of people may not be aware of having these unless they experience blood spots on the toilet paper. They do not stick out of your bottom (prolapse).

Grade 2 Hemorrhoids: These are slightly larger internal piles. They may emerge out of your bottom when going to the toilet but will spontaneously return. This is known as being prolapsed. You may not be aware of the prolapse as it goes back instantly.

Grade 3 Hemorrhoids: These are slightly larger than grade 1 and 2 internal piles. They may emerge out of your bottom when going to the toilet but will NOT spontaneously return. These prolapsed hemorrhoids can be gently pushed back inside your anus.

Grade 4 Hemorrhoids: These are the largest type of internal piles. They are fully prolapsed and remain outside of your anus and cannot be reduced or pushed back in.

Is there a cure for hemorrhoids?

Unfortunately there is NO cure that will prevent you from ever getting hemorrhoids but there are treatments that can eradicate the hemorrhoids that you have.

Depending on the exact nature of your piles the options range from surgical to non-surgical.

The main treatment options can be found here: hemorrhoid treatments

eXroid Electrotherapy Treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that can eradicate your internal piles and, for most people, enable you to get back to your life on the same day.

A discreet call to one of our advisors 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 doctors. Contact us

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