- Continuous or excessive blood loss from the hemorrhoids can lead to anemia in which there is reduction in the number of healthy red blood cells.
- untreated, this can cause other complications such as fatigue or tiredness, low immunity, heart and lung problems, restless legs syndrome, complications during pregnancy, etc.
Strangulation of Hemorrhoid:
- Cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid tissue due to extreme twisting leads to strangulation of the hemorrhoid.
- This condition is extremely painful and leads to death and gangrene of the tissue.
- There is engorgement of the hemorrhoid with pooling of blood inside and acute swelling.
- Eventually, there is discharge of the blood and clot formation. This is a painful condition and may need to be excised.
- It is the accidental passage of solid or liquid stools or mucus from the rectum.
- It usually results from defective function of the anal sphincter that controls the flow of stools outside the anal canal.
- It is the narrowing of the anal canal as a result of hemorrhoids or rarely after surgical removal of the hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidectomy).