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Michelle Emmons

on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of Hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids. increase in pressure in the lower rectum
straining during bowel movements.
sitting for long periods of time on the toilet.
chronic diarrhea/constipation
anal intercourse. Signs & Symptoms: painless bleeding during bowel movements.
small amounts of bright red blood on toilet tissue or in toilet bowl.
itching/irritation in anal region.
swelling around anus.
leakage of feces.
lump near the anus, will be sensitive/painful. Description Causes: Screening & Diagnosis : Treatment: Prevention: Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in the anus and lower rectum. They can result from straining during bowel movements or from increased pressure on veins during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids can be either internal, which is inside the rectum or they can be external, which is under the skin around the anus. external hemorrhoids can be seen by looking.
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE): examination of the anal canal and rectum for abnormalities.
visual inspection of the anal canal and rectum.
doctor can examine the colon and rectum with an anoscope, proctoscope or sigmoidscope. medications
rubber band ligation.
injection (sclerotherapy)
surgical procedures, includes hemorrhoid removal
and hemorrhoid stapling. Statistics: keep stools soft, so they pass easily.
eat high fiber foods.
drink plenty of fluids.
consider fiber supplements.
don't strain.
go as soon as you feel the urge.
avoid straining while defecating. 50% of Americans suffer from hemorrhoids by the age of 50.
Approximately 10.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from hemorrhoids.
Approximately 1.9 million people received outpatient medical care for internal hemorrhoids. by Michelle Emmons and Billy Gadier. 1. What are 2 ways hemorrhoids can be treated?
2. What's 1 sign/symptom of hemorrhoids?
3. What are hemorrhoids? CFU.
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