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HEMORRHOIDS or PILES,
colloquially HAEMORRHOIDS

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

Some believe that hemorrhoids are an unpleasant but practically inevitable feature of life. Just about everyone has hemorrhoids at some time. But some things may make you more likely to get them.

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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Some information collected by Google

  • There are 3 types of hemorrhoids - external, internal and pregnancy.
  • Hemorrhoids bleed only if they rupture.
  • Hemorrhoids may protrude beyond the anus. They bleed and may cause pain after defaecation due to an anal fissure (a break in the skin lining the anal canal).
  • Preventing of the recurrence of hemorrhoids will require relieving the pressure and straining of constipation.
  • Bleeding hemorrhoids, after other possible causes have been excluded, will be treated by injection sclerotherapy (injection of substances causing sclerosis or hardening of tissue).
  • Larger internal hemorrhoids or those that fail to respond to injection sclerotherapy are treated by rubber band ligation.
  • Hemorrhoids or anal discomfort, which fails to respond to home treatment should be analysed and treated by a competent physician.
  • Internal hemorrhoids can also be destroyed by injecting them with chemicals or by burning them.
  • There is no relationship between hemorrhoids and cancer.
  • Do not wipe yourself vigorously. Patting with toilet paper will help. Using moistened toilet paper or baby-wipes after a bowel movement can protect the skin from further irritation.
  • External hemorrhoids are located below the dentate line and are covered by squamous epithelium.
  • Historians say that a severe case of hemorrhoids kept Napoleon off his horse at Waterloo, delaying the battle and lose him the war.
  • With mixed internal and external hemorrhoids, the internal component will be rubber-band ligated.
  • Patients who have hemorrhoids excised should return for wound check in 48-72 hours.
  • External haemorrhoids are painful swellings at the side of the anus, caused by rupture of an anal vein.
  • Prolapse of the hemorrhoidal tissue, known as "piles," is a very common condition, particularly in people over age 50.
  • In some cases, minor surgery may be required to remove the haemorrhoids after pregnancy.
  • The hemorrhoids can be felt and seen as lumps or knots.
  • A hemorrhoid is actually a form of a varicose vein.
  • Can be quite painful if the internal hemorrhoid protrudes through the anus.

Hemerrhoids - books at Amazon

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


Useful free reports / patient education information (PDF format)

FACTS ABOUT HEMORRHOIDS
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.

PROCEDURE FOR PROLAPSE AND HEMORRHOIDS
by Johnson & Johnson