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hemorrhoids
 

Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and rectum. They may result from straining during a bowel movement or the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy, among other causes.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • medication including over-the-counter creams, ointments or pads
  • daily warm baths
  • incision to remove clot
 
Types

Types include:

 

  • internal – not visible, and person usually cannot feel these hemorrhoids. Straining or irritation from passing stool can injure a hemorrhoid's delicate surface and cause it to bleed.
  • external – visible and tend to be painful

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