Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus.
They commonly occur after 50, with millions of people afflicted,
and are also common in pregnancy.
Hemorrhoids may protrude externally or be internal to the body.
Although hemorrhoids are definitely irritating and sometimes debilitating,
they are almost never life-threatening or a symptom of something worse.
Hemorrhoids can often be prevented by healthy diets, avoiding toilet straining,
and other lifestyle changes. ...more »
Symptoms of Hemorrhoids
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Types of Hemorrhoids
- Internal hemorrhoid - when they remain inside the rectum.
- External hemorrhoid - when they protrude out the anus.
- Protruding hemorrhoid
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Prognosis for Hemorrhoids
Prognosis for Hemorrhoids:
Good. Haemorrhoids are not very serious. In many cases, symptoms subside on their own.
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Prevention of Hemorrhoids
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Article Excerpts about Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are swollen but normally present
blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum that stretch under
pressure, similar to varicose veins in the legs.
The increased pressure and swelling may result from straining to move
the bowel. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, heredity, aging,
and chronic constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin
around the anus (external).
(Source: excerpt from Hemorrhoids: NIDDK)
Definitions of Hemorrhoids:
Varicosities of the hemorrhoidal venous plexuses.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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