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How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids (Pain Free Home Remedies)

Hemorrhoids are a clump of swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Sometimes the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when you pass stools.

Swollen hemorrhoids are also commonly known as piles.

Hemorrhoids are extremely common and affect about 75% of the population. Many people have experienced or will experience this problem at least once in their lifetime. The tendency increases when you cross 50 years. It affects both men and women equally.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids are inside the rectum and cannot be seen or touched. They usually cause painless bleeding, especially when passing stool.

External hemorrhoids are under the skin around the anus, where there are many more pain-sensing nerves, so they tend to hurt as well as bleed.

Sometimes hemorrhoids pro-lapse, or get bigger and bulge outside the anal sphincter. Then you may be able to see them as moist bumps that are pinker than the surrounding area. And they’re more likely to hurt, often when you poop.