Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Outlook



Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. The Mayo Clinic reports that about half of adults have experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids by the age of 50.
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Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum. External hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus. Hemorrhoids are also known as piles.