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What Are Hemorrhoids? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, And Prevention

Hemorrhoids are swollen or dilated veins that form around the anus and rectum. Most hemorrhoids can be treated with home remedies or over-the-counter creams, ointments, and suppositories. Surgery may be necessary in severe cases that do not respond to minimally invasive treatments. According to Pratima Dibba, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist with the Manhattan Medical Office in New York City, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of hemorrhoidsRead the article.