Hemorrhoids in Children
Even though child hemorrhoids are not a very serious health condition, they are not a typical children health disorder and this condition can usually be both a symptom and a cause of more serious health condition in the child patient.
Hemorrhoids, as we are oriented with them, are inflamed blood vessels that appear from and just about the hemorrhoid cushions that aids the anal canal to function. When one of the large blood vessels that flows through this region is put under enough tension, the vein lining swells and pulls some of the tissue.
Whether the patient is a child or an adult, if the hemorrhoids should occur on the inside of the anal duct, above the lining, then it is called internal hemorrhoid. If, on the other hand, the inflammation of the blood vessel should begin from a portion underneath the lining, it is an external hemorrhoid.
The real opening of the anal duct is called the anal verge and the lining is about two centimeters extended inside the canal from the anal verge.
The main reason that this lining is essential is because it marks the start of a big and receptive band of nerve endings that aids to regulate the anal region. Since they are nowhere close to this nerve endings, internal hemorrhoids are usually painless, if at all, unless they have prolapsed to the outside.
However, because of the location, external hemorrhoids typically, and kids are more susceptible to pain than adults.
Causes of child hemorrhoids
There are different probable causes of child hemorrhoids, varying from mere constipation to a more serious health condition such as the Crohns disease that damages the lower colon, to prolonged sitting in the toilet bowl straining bowel movements.
While there are few known origins that are usually normal, child hemorrhoids are very rare, so when your kid has hemorrhoids, it is very necessary to consult your pediatrician or the family doctor for proper diagnosis.
While an adult may be aware that the constipation is the primary cause of hemorrhoids (if you are not pregnant), children do not usually suffer from these problems.
One of the more severe origins of child hemorrhoids is due to portal hypertension that means that there is a retrogression of pressure in the portal blood vessel that contains blood coming from the digestive tract to the liver. A medical condition that damages the liver usually manifests their first symptoms through portal blood vessels or hypertension.
Crohns disease, a chronic (long-term) swelling of the bowels, is also a probable cause of child hemorrhoids. These problems should be consulted with a pediatrician, particularly in infants who cannot communicate clearly or precisely.
A major cause of hemorrhoids among children and infants is constipation, and one of the major caused of constipation is dehydration.
Dehydration is life-threatening. While it is basically a harmful condition, because of the pediatric anatomy, it works speedier on kids, who do not have the kinds of body reservoir that we use to mitigate our condition against conditions such as dehydration, sunstroke and hypothermia.
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