Hemorrhoids in Adult
Hemorrhoids are typically caused by excessive straining during a bowel movement.
Hemorrhoids are common in both males and females. Although hemorrhoids may occur at any age, they more commonly present in middle-aged adults. Most individuals will have experienced hemorrhoids by age 50. Risk factors include aging, chronic constipation, diarrhea, and pregnancy.
Typical presentation includes bright red blood in stool or evidence of blood after bowel movements. Anal itching, swelling, and pain may occur. Symptoms are dependent on internal or external location. External hemorrhoids typically result in pain and irritation due to overlying skin sensitivity and bleeding, broken skin. Internal hemorrhoids are typically mild and present with little to no discomfort.
Symptoms usually resolve on their own after a few days. In rare, severe cases, where hemorrhoids are large, band ligation or surgery may be suggested.
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