Some people may consider popping a hemorrhoid to try to relieve pain. However, popping a hemorrhoid can be harmful and lead to more serious problems. It can cause infection and make bowel movements more painful than before. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum or anus. Internal hemorrhoids form inside the rectum and are usually painless, but they may still bleed. External hemorrhoids develop around the anus and tend to be more painful. They can cause itching and bleeding, and they often make bowel movements uncomfortable. External hemorrhoids sometimes lead to a bubble or bulge forming around the anus. It is important to remember that hemorrhoids are blood vessels and that popping them will create an open wound.
What Causes Haemorrhoids (piles)?
Hemorrhoids are part of the normal anatomy of the anus and lower rectum. They act as cushions to protect the anal skin from the passage of stool. Hemorrhoids usually are not a problem, but they can become a problem if they swell, bleed or protrude — come out of the rectum to the outside of the anus. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus, called internal, or under the skin around the anus, called external. Hemorrhoids that come from the inside are covered with the lining of the rectum, called mucosa, and those that are on the outside are covered with skin. Sometimes the internal hemorrhoids are connected to external hemorrhoids. With increased pressure that can be caused by pregnancy , obesity , heavy lifting and chronic straining to have a bowel movement , hemorrhoids may become problematic. Although many people have hemorrhoids, not all experience symptoms. Internal hemorrhoids may cause bright red blood in the toilet bowl, a feeling of fullness or discomfort, or mucus discharge.
This caused me to strain in the toilet. Suddenly, and very alarmingly, I felt something pop out. I believe it was a pile.
Pimples tend to be skin problems most associated with the face, though they can form on your back, pubic area, and just about anywhere on the body — including the anus. That can lead to infection and other complications. The bump you feel may also be a different health concern, including a hemorrhoid or a cyst that will require treatment by a healthcare professional. There are different types of pimples, including pustules , which are small raised pink or red bumps that contain pus. Larger papule -like bumps embedded in the skin are called nodules , while larger, pus-filled lumps are called cysts.