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Were you looking for information about Hemorrhoids? Hemmeroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are common colon problems that affect both men and women equally. 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.
Roughly half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. They are particularly common among pregnant women because of hormonal changes and the pressure of the fetus in the abdomen. Hemorrhoids are often caused by straining during stool movement; other factors that can lead to this condition include aging, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and anal intercourse.
A few ways to prevent hemorrhoids include emptying your bowels as soon as possible after the urge occurs and keeping stools soft by increasing fiber in the diet and exercising so that they pass easily.
If these methods fail to improve symptoms, surgery may be required. This option may be suggested when the hemorrhoids are extremely painful, bleed repeatedly, or are prolapsed.
(Click Hemorrhoids to learn more, including how long symptoms can last and specific procedures a doctor may use to diagnose them. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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