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Can Hemorrhoids Develop Without Constipation?

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDYou’re not alone if you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are relatively common and affect many people across the globe. The internet may lead you to believe that constipation is the only cause of hemorrhoids. But is it possible to develop hemorrhoids without constipation? To answer that question,

How to treat Hemorrhoids during Pregnancy

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDPregnancy hemorrhoids are common and occur in around 30% of pregnancies. In some ethnicities, up to 80% of pregnant women suffer from the condition. If you are pregnant and have developed hemorrhoids, this article will answer all your questions about the illness.  We’ll discuss what hemorrhoids are, why they

Difference Between Hemorrhoids & Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDHemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common diseases. Both affect the digestive tract, which is why it can be confusing to tell them apart.  Despite sharing a few similarities, hemorrhoids and IBD are entirely different diseases and have different treatments.  So in this article, we will look at

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome lead to Hemorrhoids?

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a relatively common disease in the United States, where it affects up to 10-15% of the population. IBS on its own is more of an annoying disease because of its unpredictable nature. However, it can become more than a nuisance and cause complications, such

What You Should do After a Hemorrhoids Surgery

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDHemorrhoids are a common issue. Most small hemorrhoids go away on their own. But larger hemorrhoids and those that develop complications can persist, causing severe pain and rectal bleeding. In this case, your doctor might advise you on a surgical procedure to treat your hemorrhoids. In this article, we’ll

How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDHemorrhoids are among the most common afflictions of the gastrointestinal system. Among American adults, approximately half will have experienced symptoms of hemorrhoids by age 50. Despite this surprising statistic, hemorrhoids are rarely discussed in the mainstream media or even in the medical literature. This may be because hemorrhoids are

Anal skin tag treatment options

Medically reviewed by: Liza M. Capiendo, MDAnal skin tags are a common, benign condition that many people get removed due to cosmetic reasons. However, sometimes they can become sensitive and cause pain or itching.  If you’re suffering from anal skin tags and wondering what your treatment options are, read on to find out what exactly

How to Treat Rectal Leakage (Incontinence) and Other Important Facts

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDAre you suffering from rectal leakage? There’s hope! You’re going to learn how your condition can be treated. You’ll know you’re suffering from rectal leakage, or fecal incontinence, if you’re unable to control your bowel movements, causing your feces (stool) to leak accidentally from your rectum. You may either

Actor Chadwick Boseman Faced Several Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Before Diagnosis

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MD Chadwick Boseman, famed actor best known for portraying the title role in Marvel’s “Black Panther” and baseball legend Jackie Robinson in “42,” died after a four-year battle with colon cancer last week. He was 43.  Boseman’s passing came as a shock to fans because of his youth and

Hemorrhoid Treatment

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MDWhile most hemorrhoids heal with just hemorrhoid relief at home, more serious or recurrent cases require in-office treatment or surgical removal. A hemorrhoidectomy used to be the most effective option for most patients, but today more and more people seek alternatives to a traditional hemorrhoid removal procedure. Whatever form

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