Hemorrhoids Topic Guide

Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels in the lining of the walls of the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids usually are caused by increased pressure within the lower abdomen. Several hemorrhoid treatments are available, and include home remedies, for example, over-the-counter (OTC) medicine like stool softeners and creams or suppositories to shrink and decrease inflammation of the hemorrhoid tissue); changes in the diet; Sitz baths; exercise; or surgery.

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