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Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids

Last Updated: May 03, 2019.

(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids affect an estimated three of four adults, says Mayo Clinic.

Signs of hemorrhoids include:

  • Bleeding during bowel movements.
  • Itching or irritation in the anal region.
  • Pain or discomfort.
  • Anal swelling.
  • A lump near the anus.

Many people make lifestyle changes or try home treatments to get relief from symptoms. Talk to your doctor about what's best for you.


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