(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.