Why Do Hemorrhoids Bleed?
It’s also possible for hemorrhoids to bleed and rupture, especially if they have thrombosed. A thrombosed hemorrhoid essentially means that there is a blood clot inside the vein.
If the thrombosed hemorrhoid fills up with enough blood, then it can expand, and possibly rupture, causing bleeding. This is especially painful for patients with external hemorrhoids.
Though, most people don’t even notice that their hemorrhoid has ruptured. Usually, the first sign is if it causes them intense pain, or they see blood in their stool. For patients with internal hemorrhoids, this bleeding is usually painless.
This can be a frightening situation, however, since most people aren’t used to seeing bright red blood in their stool. Typically, it usually isn’t a cause for concern. This is because most of the time, the amount of blood in the stool is very minimal.