Hemorrhoids are a disorder of the rectum, where enlarged rectal blood vessels protrude from the rectum out of the anus. They may be caused or exacerbated by chronic constipation with rectal tenesmus. The rectal blood vessels then may become blocked ...

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Causes of Hemorrhoids

Simple Hemorrhoid Conditions: The main causes of hemorrhoids are considered to be:

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Types of Hemorrhoids

Types of hemorrhoids include:

  • Internal hemorrhoids (rectal hemorrhoids)
  • External hemorrhoids (anal hemorrhoids; protruding hemorrhoids; prolapsed hemorrhoid)

Other descriptions of hemorrhoids ...

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Misdiagnosis: Hemorrhoids

Undiagnosed Hemorrhoids: Early detection of hemorrhoids does not always occur. Hemorrhoids often remain undiagnosed, especially if they are internal hemorrhoids ...

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