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Hemorrhoids: Introduction

Hemorrhoids: A condition characterized by the prolapse of an anal cushion that may result in bleeding and pain. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Hemorrhoids, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hemorrhoids:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hemorrhoids. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hemorrhoids

Home medical tests possibly related to Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hemorrhoids, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hemorrhoids Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hemorrhoids may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Hemorrhoids

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hemorrhoids may include:

Stories from Users for Hemorrhoids

Real-life user stories relating to Hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hemorrhoids:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hemorrhoids as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Aggrenox
  • Lotronex
  • Asacol rectal suspension
  • Canasa rectal suspension
  • Rowasa rectal suspension
  • more causes...»

Hemorrhoids: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hemorrhoids may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hemorrhoids

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Hemorrhoids: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Hemorrhoids: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Hemorrhoids listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hemorrhoids as a symptom include:

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)

Hemorrhoids are swollen but normally present blood vessels in and around... (Source: excerpt from Hemorrhoids: NIDDK)

Definitions of Hemorrhoids:

Varicosities of the hemorrhoidal venous plexuses.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Hemorrhoids

The list below shows some of the causes of Hemorrhoids mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hemorrhoids?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hemorrhoids. Of the 13 causes of Hemorrhoids that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hemorrhoids:

The following list of conditions have 'Hemorrhoids' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hemorrhoids:

The following list of medical conditions have Hemorrhoids or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Hemorrhoids Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hemorrhoids based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    What are the alternative names for Hemorrhoids:

    Piles, Haemorrhoids
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hemorrhoids:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hemorrhoids:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hemorrhoids:

    Anal itch (71 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Anorectal bleeding, Blood in stools (406 causes), Painful defecation, Malena, Sitz bath, Anal fissure (10 causes)

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