A hemorrhoid is a bulging, distended vein in the area around the anus, the opening through which stool passes. This happens when pressure in the abdomen increases, causing blood to back up inside blood vessels, making them bulge and stretch out of shape.
In most cases, the increase in abdominal pressure that triggers hemorrhoids is related to one or more of the following:
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