Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey: Patient Care home Penn State Hershey: Education home Penn State Hershey: Research home Penn State Hershey: Community home
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
  Library Home
  Find A Physician
  Find A Practice
  Request An Appointment
  Search Clinical Studies
  Classes and Support Groups
  Ask A Health Librarian
  Subscribe to eNewsletters


Penn State Hershey Health Information Centers
  Bone and Joint
  Cancer
  Children
  Heart
  Men
  Neurology
  Pregnancy
  Seniors
  Women

        Follow Us

Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids

(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids affect an estimated three of four adults, says Mayo Clinic.

Signs of hemorrhoids include:

  • Bleeding during bowel movements.
  • Itching or irritation in the anal region.
  • Pain or discomfort.
  • Anal swelling.
  • A lump near the anus.

Many people make lifestyle changes or try home treatments to get relief from symptoms. Talk to your doctor about what's best for you.

Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.