Hemorrhoids in children – is it possible for an adult disease at a tender age?
Hemorrhoids are commonly considered adult illnesses, as they often appear after 25 years. However, in some cases this unpleasant pathology can also affect children.
Hemorrhoids. Features of the course of the disease in children of different ages
The disease is characterized by the formation of nodes around the rectum, which can occur due to the inflammatory process, pathological expansion or tortuosity of the veins of the anus.
Pathology develops gradually and is accompanied by painful sensations during emptying. In the advanced stage there are cracks in the rectum, bleeding. Bloody discharge is usually scarlet, but can also be dark with inclusions of clots. Later, the tonus of the rectum is disturbed and the bulging of the anus becomes noticeable.
In newborns, infants and preschool children, the disease can be asymptomatic. Parents detect enlarged hemorrhoidal nodules quite by accident – during straining or crying. When the baby is calm, they disappear. Pain sensations, as a rule, appear only during the emptying of the intestine.
If you see a mesh of dilated vessels when examining the anus, this is an urgent reason to see a doctor.
Thrombosis of cones in children occurs very rarely. This pathology is characterized by a sharp pain in the anal area. Infants report their health with strong crying, anxiety, and older children can tell what exactly bothers them.
At the initial stage, conservative therapy is used.
Unfortunately, children have not yet developed drugs for the treatment of hemorrhoids, so doctors prescribe medicines intended for adults, but in a lower dosage.
Before using, you should carefully read the instructions and again consult with your doctor, as many drugs are strictly prohibited for use in childhood.
Drugs that the doctor can prescribe for the treatment of hemorrhoids in children - table
- individual intolerance of components;
- violations in the hematopoiesis system.
- reduction of itching and swelling;
- blood vessel filling is normalized.
- stage of exacerbation of hemorrhoids;
- cracks in the anus;
- tumors in the rectum;
- reduces the swelling of the veins;
- softening of stool occurs.
- hypersensitivity to the components of the drug;
- dryness and irritation near the anus;
- neoplasms on the skin.
- improves microcirculation and filling of veins;
- the permeability of the walls of the vessels is normalized;
- removes inflammation and pain.
Hemorrhoids in children - a serious pathology that causes dangerous consequences. Timely treatment, observance of necessary lifestyle and nutrition will help to avoid a lot of problems and get rid of an unpleasant disease forever.