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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids --> haemorrhoids

(Science: anatomy, surgery) a varicose dilatation of a vein of the superior or inferior haemorrhoidal plexus, resulting from a persistent increase in venous pressure.

presents as a livid and painful swelling formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged.

The singular haemorrhoid is rarely used.

Synonym: piles.

Origin: gr. Haimorrhois, L. Haemorrhoidae.


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Re: Blood from the anus

Many diseases and conditions can cause rectal bleeding and toilet paper is not the main one. Common causes include: anal fissures, hemorrhoids, cancers and polyps of the rectum and colon, diverticulosis, abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia), ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctitis, ...

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by Paula78
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:28 am
 
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Re: Anal Bleeding. Pleas help.

Anal bleeding? Those are probably hemorrhoids.. Anyway as Randy said,you should visit a doctor

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by zami'87.
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:46 pm
 
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