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What Are Hemroids?

Were you looking for information on Hemorrhoids? The question, "What are hemroids?" is a common misspelling of "What are hemorrhoids?"
 
Hemorrhoids affect men and women in equal numbers. They are often caused by straining when having a bowel movement or by chronic constipation or diarrhea; however, some women can experience them when pregnant. Common symptoms include anal itching and bright-red blood on the stools, toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl.
 
Hemorrhoids can be internal (inside the anus) or external (under the skin around the anus), and occur when veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed. Exercise and increased fiber in the diet can help reduce constipation and straining by producing stools that are softer and easier to pass.
 
(Click Hemorrhoids to read more about this common colon condition, including a list of symptoms, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment options available. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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