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Hemorrhoids: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about hemorrhoids.

What are Hemorrhoids?

They are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. The walls of these blood vessels can stretch so thin that the veins buldge and become irritated, particularly when you have a bowel movement.

Hemorrhoid Facts – 

Hemorrhoids normally occur in adults aged between 45 and 65, but children can get them as well.


There can be various reasons for the development of hemorrhoids and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.


Facts about the cause of Hemorrhoids

  • Chronic constipation

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Pregnancy and childbirth

  • Obesity

  • Sitting too long

  • Heavy lifting

  • Age


Frequently asked questions

Do hemorrhoids go away on their own?

Smaller hemorrhoids can clear up without treatment in a few days, however large external hemorrhoid scan take longer to heal and can be very uncomfortable.

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are often caused by cases of severe constipation or diarrhea or just generally repeated straining while having a bowel movement. When straining it gets in the way of blood flow into the area which results in a pooling of blood and enlargement of the vessels in that area of the body. If you have persistent symptoms you should consult a doctor.