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Featured Hemorrhoids Articles
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Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus that often result from straining to move stool. This eMedTV segment discusses them in more detail, including information on their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Hemorrhoid Treatment
As this eMedTV Web page explains, hemorrhoid treatment may include taking tub baths several times a day and applying certain creams to the affected area. This page also discusses several less common treatment options, such as sclerotherapy.
- Hemorrhoid Symptoms
As this eMedTV resource explains, hemorrhoid symptoms are generally not dangerous or life-threatening. In most cases, they simply cause temporary discomfort or pain. This page provides a list of symptoms of both internal and external hemorrhoids.
- External Hemorrhoids
As this eMedTV Web page explains, external hemorrhoids is a condition that occurs due to increased pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins outside the anus. This page offers an overview of this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
- Hemorrhoid Surgery
When changes in dietary and bowel habits fail to improve symptoms of hemorrhoids, surgery may be an option. This eMedTV article describes several types of hemorrhoid surgery in detail, such as rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy.