Alternative Names Rectal lump; Piles; Lump in the rectum Symptoms Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: Anal itching
Anal ache or pain, especially while sitting
Bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool , or in the toilet bowl
Pain during bowel movements
One or more hard tender lumps near the anus Signs and tests A doctor can often diagnose hemorrhoids simply by examining the rectal area. If necessary, tests that may help diagnose the problem include: Stool guaiac (shows the presence of blood) Sigmoidoscopy Anoscopy
Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers . So why is this? What can you do about it?
It's been common wisdom for years that the combination of humidity and cold air helps with croup , or swelling of the voice box and trachea. Put a croupy kid in the hot and steamy bathroom and the swelling gets better.
Another method that often works for croup is taking the child outside in the cold winter air. This is why many times when a parent decides to take the child to the hospital, the child is fine by the time they arrive in the emergency room.
This is true for croup, so many doctors of old believed it must also be true for asthma. Yet it was a fallacy, and now -- thankfully -- most doctors are aware of this fallacy. In fact, now doctors are aware that both cold air and humidity can actually trigger an asthma attack.
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