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Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from straining to have a bowel movement. Other factors include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids inside the anus is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Symptoms usually go away within a few days.

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  1. Hemorrhoids (National Library of Medicine)  
    Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus ... include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. ...
  2. Hemorrhoids (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons)  
    ... Patients / Resources / Diseases and Conditions / Hemorrhoids: Expanded Version Hemorrhoids: Expanded Version Hemorrhoids: Expanded Version WHAT ARE HEMORRHOIDS? ...
  3. Hemorrhoidectomy - discharge; Hemorrhoid - discharge ... were in the hospital for hemorrhoidectomy, also called hemorrhoid surgery . Depending on your symptoms, you may have ...
  4. Hemorrhoids From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Disease Organizations​​ (PDF, 341 KB)​​​​​ Alternate Language URL Hemorrhoids Page Content On this page: What are hemorrhoids? ... through Research For More Information Acknowledgments What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the ...
  5. Searching Online for 'Hemorrhoids'? (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Searching Online for 'Hemorrhoids'? Search the Consumer Updates Section Get Consumer Updates ... lumps near the anus. back to top Treating Hemorrhoids There are a number of over-the-counter ...
  6. Hemorrhoids (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Hemorrhoids Many pregnant women get hemorrhoids (also called "piles") while pregnant, especially during the ...
  7. ... empties stool from the body through the anus. Hemorrhoids are "cushions" of tissue filled with blood vessels ... Such swelling can cause pain, bleeding, and itching. Hemorrhoid removal may be recommended when non-surgical treatment ( ...
  8. Hemorrhoids (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Hemorrhoids Overview What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum or anus. The type of hemorrhoid you have depends on ...
  9. Hemorrhoids are swollen cushions of tissue in the anus or lower part of the rectum. They contain ... Hemorrhoids are very common. They result from increased pressure on the anus. This can occur during pregnancy, ...
  10. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins around the anus. They may be inside the anus or outside the anus. Often hemorrhoids do not cause problems. However, if hemorrhoids bleed ...
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