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Treatment of Hemorrhoids

Updated on May 21, 2010

Hemorrhoids are a usual and most commonly experienced problem in the anus and the rectum. It can actually affect people of all ages, it chooses no one. In truth, a lot of people will have had hemorrhoids at some time or another in their lifetime. And just to state out this fact, 50% of people who are more than 50 years of age have hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoidal symptoms differ from one person to another. And some people may never even have any symptoms at all. But for the most population that do suffer from the pain and discomfort connected with hemorrhoids, they know just how aggravating, painful and sometimes down right embarrassing hemorrhoids can be.

If you're experiencing pain or discomfort around the anus area or rectum and you are somewhat unsure whether it is hemorrhoids, it is good for you to go and be checked out by a medical professional. In order to be sure that you have hemorrhoids, your doctor will be asking you a lot of questions. The questions of course will be related to the current signs and symptoms you are feeling, present medical conditions you may have like constipation or diarrhea and present medications you are taking.

For conclusively diagnosing hemorrhoids, a physical exam will be given and it is absolutely necessary. During this exam, your nedical doctor will check your anal and rectal area for any signs of external hemorrhoids. He will also need to perform a rectal exam so he can also check or feel for internal hemorrhoids which causes rectal bleeding.

If the doctor has finished examining you and can state without doubt that you do have hemorrhoids, he will then prescribe the best treatment there is available for you depending upon the severity of your hemorrhoidal case. Hemorrhoid treatments may include the following:

* Ointments or creams for itching and burning

* Suppositories

* Increasing fiber in diet

* Increasing water intake

If you're suffering from hemorrhoids, it's not yet the end of the world because there is help. Besides the standard over-the-counter medications, there are also the appearance of new all natural remedies that have helped a lot of people even those with extreme cases of hemorrhoids to get rid of the discomforting, painful symptoms once and for all. however, whatever you do, do something and stop suffering unnecessarily.

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