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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Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are literally a pain in the butt. They are commonly an added source of discomfort during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy Pregnancy hemorrhoids are no different from the hemorrhoids you get when you’re not pregnant. Although some women are predisposed to them, there are several factors during pregnancy that make them more common among expectant […]

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Men Get Hemorrhoids Too

Hemorrhoids are common conditions that affect both men and women. Some studies have shown that men are slightly more prone to developing hemorrhoids – both internal and external. What causes hemorrhoids in men? Women commonly develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes and the pressure exerted by the growing uterus. For men, […]

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Hemorrhoid Treatment Covered by Insurance

Hemorrhoids are common conditions of the anal or lower rectal area. They are swollen veins that affect many adults, especially those aged 45 to 75. While they rarely pose any harm to the patient, there are cases when they warrant medical attention. These include: Symptoms are not improving with conservative treatment Some hemorrhoids can be […]

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Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags

Hemorrhoidal Skin Tags Hemorrhoidal anal skin tags are small folds or flaps of skin that may have the same color as the rest of your skin or lighter. These are typically painless, smooth, soft tissues felt on the outside of the anus. They’re generally round in shape and often don’t get larger than a fingernail. […]

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Common Causes of Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common. In fact, about 50 to 66 percent of people have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins found around the anus or the lower rectal area. They’re rarely serious but can be a source of discomfort. They can cause pain, itching, swelling, and form  a lump near the […]

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Taking Steps to Avoid Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectal area. Although the exact cause is often unknown, hemorrhoids can develop as a result of several factors. Some of these including obesity, pregnancy, poor diet, and sitting for long periods of time. Hemorrhoids are very common. About three million cases of hemorrhoids are […]

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Is Your Job Causing Hemorrhoids?

Over half of Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, a condition characterized by the enlargement and swelling of the blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum and the anus. Hemorrhoids develop as a result of an increase in pressure in the lower abdominal area. Straining at the time of bowel movement, pregnancy, obesity, inflammatory […]

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Don’t Be Ashamed

Over three million of hemorrhoid cases are reported each year, but only a third of those with symptomatic hemorrhoids actually seek help. This can be a result of fear, embarrassment, or lack of resources. What are hemorrhoids? Also called piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal and rectal areas. They are the most common […]

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Tired of Living with Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the rectum, affecting millions of Americans. They can develop as a result of increased pressure in the anal area as a result of pregnancy, constant straining during bowel movements, and obesity. Infrared coagulation (also called IFC) is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical, gentle laser treatment for hemorrhoids. Infrared Coagulation […]

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