Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are veins in the lower rectum that become swollen. Hemorrhoids are lumps that can be internal or external. Sometimes, the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when you pass stool.

If you have hemorrhoids that won't go away, see your doctor.
  • Symptoms
  • Anal mass

    or Skin bump

    • Painless

    • At anus


    Pain during defecation

    or Burning sensation around anus after passing stool

    • Pain only after defecation


    Bleeding from anus

    • Painless


    Itchy skin

    • Around the anus

  • Risk factors
  • Straining

    • Chronic

    or Chronic constipation


    Overweight or obese

    Heavy lifting

  • Treatment
  • You can often relieve the mild pain, swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids with home treatments: 1-Eat high-fiber foods. 2-Use topical treatments: over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream or suppository containing hydrocortisone. 3-Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz baths. 4-Take oral pain relievers 5-Surgical procedure may be needed.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Hemorrhoids, then a visit to a general surgeon is recommended.

    Contact a

    General surgeon

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