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Were you looking for information about Hemorrhoids? Hemorroids is a common misspelling of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are a common problem that affects both men and women equally. Roughly half of the population will experience them by age 50. A common symptom is bleeding, including blood in the stool and bleeding from the rectum.
Hemorrhoids are often caused by straining during a bowel movement. 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.
In most cases, treatment is focused on increasing fiber and fluids in the diet, modifying bowel habits, and relieving symptoms. However, conservative treatment is not always successful. Surgery or a procedure may be necessary in some cases.
(Click Hemorrhoids for more information about hemorrhoids, including why they are common among pregnant women and why it is crucial for your doctor to thoroughly evaluate and properly diagnose your hemorrhoids. You can also click the links in the box to the right for more specific information on this topic.)
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