What is a Hemorrhoid?
Hemorrhoids are caused by pressure on the veins in the pelvic area. Some things that can cause a hemorrhoid are:
Hurrying to finish
Heart and liver problems
Bleeding during bowel movements
Digital Rectum Examination - Dr. puts a gloved finger in the anus
Anoscopy - Lighted tube used to see inside the anus.
Proctoscopy - Lighted tube used to see entire rectum.
Sigmoidoscopy - Lighted tube used to see up to a portion of the large intestine.
Colonoscopy - Lighted tube used to see into the colon.
There are many ways to get rid of a hemorrhoid, such as the following:
Change in diet and bowel habits
Most Commonly Found
Men are more likely to get hemorrhoids.
No certain racial group is more likely.
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