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Were you looking for information about Hemorrhoids? Hemmroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are common colon problems that affect both men and women equally. Roughly half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. 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. Other factors that can lead to their development include things like pregnancy, aging, and chronic constipation or diarrhea. Symptoms are typically mild and don't last more than a few days. Internal symptoms can include bright-red blood on the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. When the hemorrhoids are external, symptoms may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus that results when a blood clot forms. 
(Click Hemorrhoids for more information about this condition, including specific procedures a doctor may use to diagnose them, conditions that can have similar symptoms, and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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