Archive for the Hemorrhoids Category


Do Hemorrhoids Go Away?

  Hemorrhoids or piles as they are also known are veins in the lower rectum and anus that have become swollen and inflamed. In most cases, hemorrhoids occur due to excessive straining and pressure placed on these veins when having a bowel movement. Hemorrhoids can range from mild to severe. One of the most common questions […]

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When Is Hemorrhoid Surgery Necessary?

Although most cases of hemorrhoids are not severe and can be managed with over the counter medications, doctor prescribed medications or home remedies, there are times when hemorrhoid surgery becomes necessary. Hemorrhoid surgery usually becomes the recommended treatment when the hemorrhoids cause excessive pain, swelling or bleeding that does not respond to any other type […]

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What Are Hemorrhoids?

Most people have heard of the pain and agony that hemorrhoids can cause but many people are still not sure of exactly what they are.   So what are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are the veins within and around the rectum that have become swollen and stretched usually due to excessive pressure or straining. Hemorrhoids can occur internally […]

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What Is A Thrombosed Hemorrhoid?

A thrombosed hemorrhoid occurs when a blood clot forms inside the hemorrhoid tissue cutting off the blood supply.  They can occur with internal or external hemorrhoids. However, when an internal hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it is because the hemorrhoid has prolapsed outside of the anus and has become strangulated and the blood supply to the hemorrhoid […]

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How Early In Pregnancy Do You Get Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus that have become irritated and swollen due to excessive pressure or straining.   Hemorrhoids are a common condition that affects more than forty percent of the population at some point in their lives.  One segment of the population affected significantly by hemorrhoids are women who are pregnant.  […]

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