Hemorrhoids in Children
Despite the fact that children’s hemorrhoids are not a very serious disease, they are not a typical child health disorder, and this condition can usually be both a symptom and a cause of a more serious health condition in a child.
Hemorrhoids, because we focus on them, there are inflamed blood vessels that appear and only around the hemorrhoidal cushions that help the anal canal to function. When one of the large blood vessels flowing through this area is under sufficient tension, the vein lining inflates and pulls a part of the tissue.
Regardless of whether the patient is a child or an adult, if the hemorrhoids appear on the inside of the anal canal, above the lining, then it is called internal hemorrhoids. If, on the other hand, the inflammation of the blood vessel should begin with the part under the lining, this is external hemorrhoids.
The real opening of the anal duct is called the anal edge, and the lining is about two centimeters, elongated inside the canal from the anal edge.
The main reason that this lining is important is that it marks the onset of a large and receptive band of nerve endings that helps regulate the anal area. Since they are nowhere near to these nerve endings, internal hemorrhoids are usually painless, if at all, unless they fall out.
However, because of the placement, external hemorrhoids are typical, and children are more susceptible to pain than adults.
Causes of pediatric hemorrhoids
There are various possible causes of childhood hemorrhoids, ranging from simple constipation to more serious conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, which damages the lower intestine, prolonged sitting in the toilet, strengthening defecation.
Although there are few known sources that are usually normal, pediatric hemorrhoids are very rare, so when your child has hemorrhoids, it is very important to consult your pediatrician or family doctor for proper diagnosis.
While the adult may realize that constipation is the main cause of hemorrhoids (if you are not pregnant), children usually do not suffer from these problems.
One of the most serious sources of pediatric hemorrhoids is associated with portal hypertension, which means that in the portal blood vessel there is a decrease in pressure, which contains blood coming from the digestive tract to the liver. A medical condition that damages the liver usually manifests its first symptoms through portal blood vessels or hypertension.
Crohn’s disease, a chronic (long-term) intestinal tumor, is also a likely cause of childhood hemorrhoids. These problems should be treated with a pediatrician, especially in infants who can not communicate clearly or accurately.
The main cause of hemorrhoids among children and infants is constipation, and one of the main causes of constipation is dehydration.
Dehydration is dangerous for life. Although this is mostly a harmful condition, due to pediatric anatomy, it works faster for children who do not have the kinds of body tanks that we use to mitigate our condition from conditions such as dehydration, sunstroke and hypothermia.