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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or just outside of the anus. If you have hemorrhoids, you might notice a painful lump outside the anus. You might also notice bleeding or itching.
Hemorrhoids are common, and your doctor will usually suggest home treatment.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth Bark MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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