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Hemorrhoids are swollen rectal blood vessels and can occur internally or externally. External hemorrhoids can be very painful. Hemorrhoids are common, affecting almost half of people in the U.S. at some point. Common causes include pregnancy, obesity, or other means of abdominal pressure. Eating fiber decreases your chances of getting hemorrhoids. Treatments may include sitz baths, a high-fiber diet, or medical procedures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes hemorrhoids, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.

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It's a problem lots of people deal with but no one talks about. How do you cope with hemorrhoids? Or, even better, how can you avoid getting them in the first place?

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