OTC Medications for Hemorrhoids Not Working Anymore?

Hemorrhoids are very common. In the United States alone, over 10 million of the population have them. How do hemorrhoids develop? Typically associated with prolonged sitting, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of increased pressure in the lower rectal area. They are very similar to varicose veins, only that they develop inside the rectum (internal […]

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Do you have hemorrhoids?

Does the extreme itching around the anal area bother you? How about the itchy or painful lump near your anus? Are you having painful bowel movements?  If you answer YES to most of these questions, then you may have hemorrhoids What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are very similar to varicose veins. They are swollen veins near […]

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What are anal skin tags?

Anal skin tags are very common. They are small bumps in the anal area. They can be sensitive to touch but rarely cause pain.  What causes anal skin tags? We rarely notice it but the skin around our anal area is looser compared to the skin on other parts of our body. This is for […]

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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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Hemorrhoids & Heat

It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50. Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician […]

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Do I Have Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are very common, affecting an estimated  50 percent of the general population over age 50. In the United States, about 15 million Americans have them. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are clusters of veins and supporting tissues that lie within the anal canal that have become enlarged or swollen. People who are most susceptible to […]

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