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Hemorrhoids are a group of dilated blood vessels. They can be internal or external.
Pressure on the rectal veins, which results in bulging, is a main factor in the cause of hemorrhoids. Risk factors include chronic constipation, pregnancy, straining during bowel movements, and spending a lot of time on the toilet.
Anal pain, painful bowel movements, hard lumps near the anus, and rectal bleeding are potential symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Yes. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. They can also be thrombosed, which is characterized by bleeding under the skin. There are also different grades of hemorrhoids: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
This really depends on the location of your hemorrhoids and their severity. Some patients benefit from a minimally-invasive treatment option, while others need surgery. You can be confident that we will recommend a treatment with your overall well-being as first priority.
Sometimes, hemorrhoids are unavoidable. But you can reduce your risk by eating a diet high in fiber and drinking plenty of fluids.