Hemorrhoids and Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a lot of changes to your body. While these changes are signs that your little one is growing inside you, they may cause some unpleasant health issues like hemorrhoids. What are hemorrhoids? Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and lower part of your rectum. They are very […]

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Hemorrhoids and Insomnia

Are you having difficulty falling and/or staying asleep at night due to hemorrhoids? You’re not alone. About five percent of the population has hemorrhoids and they’re usually common in people in their 60s and 70s. What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids that can disrupt sleep? There are several symptoms of hemorrhoids that can affect one’s […]

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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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