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colloquially HAEMORRHOIDS

from Gk. haimorrhoides, pl. of haimorrhois,
from haima ("blood") + rhoos ("a stream, a flowing")

Hemorrhoids are actually part of normal human anatomy! They are not, as has been popularly believed, terminal branches of a small artery, nor are they simply engorged veins. Many patients try to treat hemorrhoids themselves to avoid the embarrassment of speaking to a physician.

Learn more on this problem...

:: What are the symptoms of external hemorrhoids?
:: How do internal hemorrhoids differ from external hemorrhoids?
:: How about pregnancy hemorrhoids?
:: What other conditions may feel like hemorrhoids?

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Bit of facts found by search engines

  • It is no longer believed that sedentary occupations, sitting on a hard cold surface or prolonged standing are factors that cause hemorrhoids.
  • In patient surveys over 90% report minimal or no discomfort during the out patient treatment of hemorrhoids.
  • Avoid anti-itching creams or lotions with an ingredient that has "-caine" in its name. These products have a local anesthetic in them and, if used too often, can cause further irritation.
  • Anoscopy is essential in evaluating painless hemorrhoids.
  • If you have been afraid to do anything about hemorrhoids, consider the advantages of laser removal.
  • A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical excision or ligation of hemorrhoidal tissue.
  • Sometimes, an internal hemorrhoid may stretch down until it bulges outside your anus. This is called a prolapsed hemorrhoid.
  • In certain circumstances, multiple hemorrhoids can be ligated at a single sitting.
  • People who suffer from hemorrhoids should decrease or eliminate alcohol and caffeine, because these can cause small, dry stools.
  • Many patients try to treat hemorrhoids themselves to avoid the embarrassment of speaking to a physician.
  • Being very overweight, or standing or lifting too much can make hemorrhoids worse.
  • External hemorrhoids can also progress to a condition called thrombosed external hemorrhoid.
  • External hemorrhoids can also progress to a condition called thrombosed external hemorrhoid. The symptoms for this condition include a very painful blood clot which causes swelling around the anus region.
  • Hemorrhoids are external, internal or mixed. In external piles there is not much bleeding but a lot of pain, where as the internal piles consist in discharge of several ounces of dark blood.
  • An internal hemorrhoid can remain without symptoms for a long time.
  • All my colleagues (and I) could hardly believe it since all our science says that hemorrhoids NEVER go away without surgery.
  • One of the most important measures in treatment of hemorrhoids is a high fiber diet. Fiber retains water, making it easier for stools to pass and minimizing straining.
  • If there is no significant internal component, an operative procedure or freezing is required.
  • Soothing preparations containing local anaesthetics and/or corticosteroids can be absorbed and may cause systemic effects; local anaesthetics may irritate the skin around the anus. For these reasons such preparations should not be used for prolonged periods; treatment should be directed towards avoiding precipitating factors for hemorrhoids, such as constipation.
  • External hemorrhoids are located below the dentate line and are covered by squamous epithelium.

Hemerrhoids - books at Amazon

The Official Patient's Sourcebook
on Hemorrhoids
Put Hemorrhoids and Constipation
Behind You
Crohn'S, Colitis, Hemorrhoids,
and Me

Useful free reports / patient education information (PDF format)

by the health professionals of Marquette General Health System

HEMORRHOIDS - Reducing the pain and discomfort
by The College of Family Physicians of Canada in cooperation with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

by Johnson & Johnson