Before moving to metabolism, in this chapter you will learn about some common digestive problems.
- 5.7: Hemorrhoids
- Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins of the anus or lower rectum. An internal hemorrhoid occurs within the anus, while an external hemorrhoid occurs in the skin surrounding the anus. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding, pain during bowel movements, and/or itching1. It is estimated that “about 75% of people will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives”.