Hemorrhoids are varicosities or swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids are actually the anatomical term for "'Cushions of tissue filled with blood vessels at the junction of the rectum and the anus. ...read more from Wikipedia
- Causes of hemorrhoids can come from constant straining during bowel movements, constipation or diarrhea.
- Common symptoms of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl.
- Common symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling, or a hard lump around the anus and itching.