benign-anorectalThere are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. It is common for sufferers to experience both. Swollen or inflamed veins in the lower rectum or anal canal are what are commonly known as hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids occur in the lower rectum, while external hemorrhoids develop below the rectal opening or surrounding the anus.

To find relief, there are many options that include dietary changes and topical products such as hemorrhoid creams or lotions. Although it is difficult to get rid of hemorrhoids, it is recommended that you see a colon-rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist to find the right course of treatment for you.