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Causes of haemorrhoids

The signs, symptoms and causes of haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum that are similar to varicose veins. While experts haven’t reached a consensus on the more scientific causes of haemorrhoids, risk factors range from straining during bowel movements to regular heavy lifting. Haemorrhoids tend to be quite common but the symptoms aren’t always […]

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Haemorrhoid Treatment

An Overview of Haemorrhoid Treatment

Haemorrhoids refer to a condition in which the veins in the anus and lower rectum become swollen. Commonly known as “piles”, data shows that approximately 300,000 cases require haemorrhoidal treatment, every year, in Australia. Either occurring internally, inside the rectum, which is less sensitive to pain and irritation, or externally, under the skin around the […]

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