By Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men’s Health Watch Getting older has its benefits—and its drawbacks. Included in the latter are hemorrhoids. These swollen blood vessels on the outer rectum and anus can turn bowel movements into intensely painful experiences. Classic symptoms include rectal pain, itching, bleeding,Read More
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. This happens when there is extra pressure on these veins. Hemorrhoids can be either inside your anus (internal) or under the skin around your anusRead More
10 Surprising Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight Faster – Backed by Science!
Are you tired of eating the same boring foods on your weight management journey? The good news is, you don’t have to! I remember a time when I was so tired of eating the same thing to lose weight! I remember, just being so tiredRead More
Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids
What are thrombosed hemorrhoids? All people have blood-filled sacs that cushion the passage of stool through the anal canal. When these sacs become stretched and enlarged, they are called hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can occur during or after pregnancy, after long periods in a seated position (suchRead More
Hemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen veins in the lower rectum. The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids are rectal bleeding, itching, and pain. You may be able to see or feel hemorrhoids around the outside of the anus, or they may be hidden from view, insideRead More
Rubber Band Ligation for Hemorrhoids If you’ve ever had hemorrhoids, you know how uncomfortable, embarrassing or painful they can be. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women and, according to the Mayo Clinic, will affect almost three out of four adults in their lifetime. ManyRead More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: What To Do if a Hemorrhoid Has Burst
If a hemorrhoid fills with too much blood, it can burst, which may cause some discomfort. Some people might be able to treat a burst hemorrhoid at home, but others will need medical treatment. In this article, we look at the different types of hemorrhoids,Read More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?
In some people, hemorrhoids clear up after a few days. In other cases, they can become a regular occurrence. Hemorrhoids come from small clusters of veins in the anus and lower rectum. They develop when the veins become swollen or irritated. Some people may need aRead More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: Should You Pop a Hemorrhoid?
Some people may consider popping a hemorrhoid to try to relieve pain. However, popping a hemorrhoid can be harmful and lead to more serious problems, and is not a recommended hemorrhoid treatment. It can cause infection and make bowel movements more painful than before. Hemorrhoids areRead More
Hemorrhoid Treatment: What to Know About Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. When the walls of these vessels stretch, they can become irritated. Although hemorrhoids can sometimes be painful, they often get better on their own. Lifestyle changes, such asRead More
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