Hemorrhoids otherwise recognised as are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus, are the walls of blood vessels that stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when waste is excreted.
Swollen hemorrhoids are also referred to as piles.
Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding.
Some people may be more likely to get hemorrhoids if other family members, like their parents, had them.
A build-up of pressure in your lower rectum can affect blood flow and make the veins swell up.
If you are overweight or pregnant then you may also experience hemorrhoids.
The following risk factors can increase likelihood of hemorrhoids:
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