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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A rubber band placed around the bottom of the hemorrhoid cuts off blood flow, and the hemorrhoid eventually falls off.
It maintains a controlled temperature just above 32 degrees relieving hemorrhoid pain and improving hemorrhoid conditions.
Hemorrhoids affect about 50 percent of people over the age of 50 in this country.
We have recently observed several cases with pagetoid cells in the squamous epithelium of surgically resected hemorrhoids.
When hemorrhoids do occur, however, they require special care following a bowel movement.
People who have external hemorrhoids may feel itching at the anus too.
Because hemorrhoids can cause such widespread discomfort, many treatments have been proposed over the years, beginning with injection of phenol in oil, which was discussed more than 100 years ago.
The most common complaints are constipation, incontinence, hemorrhoids, bleeding, and pain.
Occasionally, some form of surgery may be necessary to remove or destroy the hemorrhoid.
The first symptom of hemorrhoids is usually rectal bleeding or bright red blood in the stool--a mild symptom that by itself does not indicate that any drastic treatment, such as surgery, is in order.
Burkitt believes that a fiber-rich diet to soften stools is the best defense against hemorrhoid problems and should be the first line of homorrhoid treatment.
Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that it is entering the hemorrhoidopexy market for the first time with EEA(TM) Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set with DST Series(TM)Technology.