If you have hemorrhoids, you might be asking the question, “Can hemorrhoids pop?” While hemorrhoids can burst, they will not pop in the sense that you can “pop” a pimple. A hemorrhoid is very different than a pimple or a boil. Hemorrhoids are rectal veins that have become swollen or inflamed. They will only burst to secrete blood in the most severe of cases.
When can a hemorrhoid pop?
If a hemorrhoid has become thrombosed, meaning it’s bulging and painful, it will burst on it’s own and secrete blood. While similar to a pimple or boil – which will build up in pressure until it pops – a thrombosed hemorrhoid will simply begin to bleed if it becomes too full with blood and/or puss. Of course, the hemorrhoid would have caused severe pain in the days leading up to bursting. Most people would have already sought medical attention due to the intense symptoms of thrombosis, thus taking care of the problem before the hemorrhoid bursts. This is perhaps why it is rare to hear about a hemorrhoid popping on its own.
Should I try to pop a hemorrhoid?
If you’re hemorrhoids are severe enough to consider popping them on your own, call a doctor instead. If you call within 48-72 hours of the thrombosed hemorrhoid forming, the doctor should be able to help relieve the pain. Trying to pop your own hemorrhoid, whether with a pin or between your fingers can only make the problem worse. Talk to a physician about relieving symptoms or learn more about professional hemorrhoid treatments. If your hemorrhoids are bad enough that you’re wondering to yourself whether hemorrhoids can pop, chances are it’s time to consider a hemorrhoid treatment like the CRH O’Regan System and get rid of your hemorrhoids for good.
This article was published on January 30, 2014, and was last updated on March 29th, 2016 in Hemorrhoids.
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