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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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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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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Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Women can have hemorrhoids during and even after pregnancy. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins of the rectal area. Although they’re not serious conditions, these swollen veins can cause a huge deal of discomfort among pregnant and postpartum women. There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can develop during and after pregnancy. These include hormonal […]

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