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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins at the end of the large
intestine (anus). They often stick out from the anus (external
hemorrhoids). They can also be located on the inside of the lower intestine
(internal hemorrhoids). Bleeding, itching, and pain are common hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids are common during pregnancy, because:
To prevent or ease constipation and hemorrhoids:
To treat the itching or pain of hemorrhoids:
Keep your doctor informed of any problems you are having
with constipation or hemorrhoids. He or she may recommend:
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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