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hemorrhoids 

What are Hemorrhoids?

What are Hemorrhoids?

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Hemorrhoids (also called Piles) are blood vessels located in the muscles of the walls of the rectum and anus. They are normally located at the junction where small arteries merge. The presence of hemorrhoids is normal according to anatomy of the body, but most people refer them as an abnormal growth when they swell and cause problems such as bleeding.

Lump Near Anus and Swellings (Anal Abscess)

Lump Near Anus and Swellings (Anal Abscess)

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A lump or a swelling that is painful and develops suddenly may be caused by many reasons such as an injury or an infection. Sometimes, it is a hemorrhoid (piles). If you are susceptible to the risk factors for hemorrhoids, the anal lump may be due to piles. You should talk to a doctor even if the symptoms are mild.

Hemorrhoid Pain: How can Piles Pain be Relieved?

Hemorrhoid Pain: How can Piles Pain be Relieved?

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Hemorrhoid pain is usually mild in most cases and can be easily controlled with simple home remedies such as dietary changes, sitz bath and over-the-counter medications. If the pain is unbearable, a treatment of the condition may be needed. The treatment depends on the type of hemorrhoid a person may have.

How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

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People who have doubts about their hemorrhoids time to heal often ask this question. The answer to this question differs case to case. Some hemorrhoids (piles) are severe while others are mild. Some are internal and others are external. The duration for which a hemorrhoid will last depends on its condition and the treatment taken by an individual.

What Do Hemorrhoids (Piles) Look Like?

What Do Hemorrhoids (Piles) Look Like?

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Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower region of the rectum. Hemorrhoids can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some reasons are straining during bowel movements and increased pressure on veins during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum (called internal hemorrhoids), or under the skin (called external hemorrhoids).