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Hemorrhoids 101
Hemorrhoids personal stories, plus causes, symptoms and treatment


Hemorrhoids can be an embarrassing and painful problem to live with, but you are not alone. Hemorrhoids are actually very common - so let's help each other by speaking out!

This site is designed to help hemorrhoid sufferers share their personal experiences of hemorrhoids and the treatments that have worked for them. If you have a story to share then please visit the hemorrhoids stories page.

There are also pages about the specific symptoms of hemorrhoids, and the causes, plus information on the range of hemorrhoid treatments, including special baths, creams and surgery.

The information on this site is designed to be used as a guide only - it has NOT been written by a doctor and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.


hemorrhoids for beginners

Basically, when you suffer from hemorrhoids you actually have swollen and inflamed veins either on the outside of your body around your anus (external hemorrhoids) or inside your lower rectum (internal hemorrhoids).

Hemorrhoids are often caused by straining on the toilet, which can cause too much pressure on the veins. Therefore it is important for hemorrhoids sufferers to avoid constipation and hard stools.

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