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.
Types of Surgeries To Treat Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoid surgery is safe and effective most of the time. Learn about the most common procedures and what you can expect afterward.
Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Bloody stools can be caused by anything from an ulcer to inflammation of the colon to hemorrhoids. Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding in the digestive tract.
How To Treat Hemorrhoids
Have hemorrhoids? Learn about the common treatments and remedies used to get relief from the itching and burning, and heal your hemorrhoids.
Get the run-down on the No. 1 cause of anal bleeding: What are they, why you get them, and how you can avoid them.