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Were you looking for information about Hemorrhoids? Hemmoroid 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. Some of the risk factors include pregnancy, straining during a bowel movement, and anal intercourse. It is estimated that by the age of 50, about half of the population will have experienced hemorrhoids.
Some ways to prevent them 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.
(Click Hemorrhoids for more information about hemorrhoids, including why they are common among pregnant women, typical symptoms, and diagnostic procedures a healthcare provider may use to rule out other causes of gastrointestinal bleeding. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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