Let’s Talk About Something Nobody Wants To Discuss: Hemorrhoids

April 4, 2017  |  
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Toilet paper with nails in it. Isolated abstraction of problems with stomach

Most people who get hemorrhoids are shocked to have them. Since they’re a rather sensitive subject, people don’t usually share with their friends and family when they have them, so you typically only hear about them in medical articles or from your doctor, making them almost feel like myths. But hemorrhoids are, indeed, quite common, and can occur at any age. They can be quite painful, tedious to treat, and downright embarrassing. Because of the nature of hemorrhoids, they can make daily activities like sitting or going to the bathroom uncomfortable. If we’re being completely open and honest, depending on what you and your partner like to do in the bedroom, they can make that quite unpleasant, too. So let’s talk about what nobody wants to discuss: here are facts about hemorrhoids you should know, no matter your age, gender or lifestyle.

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There are three kinds, let’s start with external

There are internal, external and thrombosed hemorrhoids. External ones exist beneath the skin, around the anus (this is where the digestive tract empties your bowels out of your body). Depending on how closely you look, these can be visible, so some people elect to have them removed.

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