Haemorrhoid - symptoms and how to test
Like varicose veins, haemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), commonly known as piles, occur when the veins in your anus and lower rectum enlarge and cause pain and discomfort. Internal haemorrhoids form within the rectum, whereas external haemorrhoids form just beneath the skin of the anus (external haemorrhoids). About one in twenty Americans suffer from haemorrhoids, which are just as frequent in men as in women. Haemorrhoids affect over 50% of individuals over the age of 50. To determine the root of your problems, your doctor will do a physical examination and maybe request more tests.