- Q What are hemorrhoids?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHemorrhoids are cushions full of arteries and veins that are found near the anus (end of your GI tract), where poop is last prior to entering the porcelain. Everybody has them, even babies. When hemorrhoids enlarge and fall out of position, they may... Full Answer
- Q What causes hemorrhoids?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyHemorrhoids are caused by stress on the anal veins and can be internal or external. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals in a video how hemorrhoids are formed. Full Answer
- Q How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?
To diagnose hemorrhoids, your doctor will probably start off with some questions about symptoms, bowel habits, diet, and family history. An examination of your rectum and anus will follow. While external hemorrhoids can be easily seen, internal... Full Answer
- Q Are hemorrhoids contagious?
If you have hemorrhoids, you may be wondering how you got them and if you can transmit them to someone else. Rest assured, hemorrhoids are not contagious. Hemorrhoids are caused by pressure building up in the veins of your rectum and anus.... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
The most common symptom of hemorrhoids is bleeding that occurs while having a bowel movement. The surface of a hemorrhoid can be fragile, and passing a stool can irritate this surface and cause bleeding. You may notice the blood on your toilet paper... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my hemorrhoids on a daily basis?
Although your doctor will recommend the right treatment for your hemorrhoids, here are some practices that may help you manage your symptoms on a daily basis: Increasing your fiber intake, drinking lots of liquids, and relaxing during your bowel... Full Answer
- Q Can hemorrhoids be prevented?
If you can avoid straining during your bowel movements, you may be able to prevent hemorrhoids from developing in the first place. To do this, keep your stools as soft as possible by drinking lots of liquids and eating foods or taking supplements high in... Full Answer