Were you looking for information about Hemorrhoids? Hemerroid is a common variation of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are a common colon problem that can affect both men and women. They can be internal (inside the anus) or external (under the skin around the anus), and occur when the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed.
Hemorrhoids are often caused by straining during a bowel movement. They can also be related to pregnancy, obesity, a low-fiber diet, or other risk factors. In most cases, symptoms go away in a few days, but sometimes treatment is necessary.
Some of the things that can help minimize symptoms include changing your bowel habits and increasing your intake of fluid and fiber. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.
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