hemorrhoid

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hemorrhoid

[′hem‚rȯid]
(medicine)
A varicosity of the external hemorrhoidal veins, causing painful swelling in the anal region.
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At month dthree, the external hemorrhoids became symptomatic again in 5 (8.9%) patients and skin tag was detected in 6 (10.7%) patients.
Anal fissure and thrombosed external hemorrhoids before and after delivery.
For mild symptoms of external hemorrhoids, over-the-counter creams (such as Preparation H), topical anesthetics (such as Lanacane), or pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen) can ease discomfort.
Thrombosed external hemorrhoids develop in one-third of women in the early postpartum period, said Dr.
The incidence of anal fissures and thrombosed external hemorrhoids was assessed prospectively over 5 months in 165 pregnant women.
But he stressed that external hemorrhoids can cause very severe pain, and internal hemorrhoids can cause significant bleeding problems that may require emergency surgery.
The former, called external hemorrhoids because they are visible, are then subject to irritation from sitting, tight clothing, and other sources of rubbing.
(These are called thrombosed external hemorrhoids.) You may notice a tender lump on the edge of the anus.
External hemorrhoids usually do not require surgical treatment unless they are thrombosed (inflamed with a protruding blood clot).
(These are called thrombosed external hemorrhoids.) You may notice bleeding and a tender lump on the edge of the anus.
External hemorrhoids are located just outside the opening of the anus.
Most complications such as anal fissure, thrombosed external hemorrhoids, and prolonged pain may also relate to the deteriorated blood circulation within the mucosa of the anal canal.