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Hemorrhoids, or piles, are inflamed veins in your lower rectum or your anus. It typically occurs when the vein walls in your rectum or anus become so thin that the veins bulge or protrude. A hemorrhoid can occur within your rectum (internally) or on your anus (externally).
Hemorrhoids are not uncommon. In fact, almost three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time. In some cases, a blood clot will form in the hemorrhoid (thrombosed hemorrhoid) and can cause pain.
Reasons for why a hemorrhoid could occur include:
Symptoms of experiencing hemorrhoids vary depending on the location of the hemorrhoid, but commonly include:
Your physician may prescribe medications or suggest home remedies to relieve the symptoms. The common treatments for hemorrhoids include:
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