Hemorrhoid facts and tips from Dr. Mitchell

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common conditions affecting the veins in the rectal area. We sat down with Dr. Stone Mitchell, Medical Director of the Premier Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville to provide you with hemorrhoid facts and tips. What are hemorrhoids? “A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein within the rectum. It can […]

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Hemorrhoids Are More Common Than You Think

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States, about 1 in 20 Americans over age 50 have hemorrhoids.  What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and lower rectal areas. They are very similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids develop from increased pressure on the veins around the anal or […]

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Don’t be ashamed to get help!

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 15 million Americans have them. Unfortunately, not everyone with hemorrhoids seeks help.   Feeling Embarrassed with Hemorrhoids The bleeding, the itchiness, and all other things that come with hemorrhoids are no fun. It’s also no fun admitting to other people that you have them.  Understanding the Embarrassment Since we […]

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