Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless, but tend to bleed. External hemorrhoids may cause pain. Hemorrhoids HEM-uh-roids , also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum internal hemorrhoids or under the skin around the anus external hemorrhoids.
What to know about hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid - Wikipedia
Hemorrhoids , also spelled haemorrhoids , are vascular structures in the anal canal. While the exact cause of hemorrhoids remains unknown, a number of factors which increase pressure in the abdomen are believed to be involved. Often, no specific treatment is needed. If not thrombosed , external hemorrhoids may cause few problems. Internal hemorrhoids usually present with painless, bright red rectal bleeding during or following a bowel movement. The exact cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is unknown. During pregnancy, pressure from the fetus on the abdomen and hormonal changes cause the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge.
Hemorrhoids and what to do about them
If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. About 50 percent of adults experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids by the age of
Back to Health A to Z. Piles haemorrhoids are lumps inside and around your bottom anus. They often get better on their own after a few days. There are things you can do to treat and prevent piles. Find out about using the NHS during coronavirus.