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Can hemorrhoids develop into something more serious?

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Im only 13 and i have realized that i have hemorrhoids and what was to happen if i wasn't to treat it right away? Im scared to tell my parents about this so i turned to you Doctors for now.


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replied February 26th, 2010
Hemorrhoids Answer A10278
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can hep you.

You would like to know what hemorrhoids can develop into.

Hemorrhoids are a condition when veins around the anus are enlarged, forming nodes that may be painful. The pain is strongest during defecation. The cause of hemorrhoids is constipation and pushing when defecating. If individuals experience constipation, the lining of the anus as well as the veins may be damaged during defecation, and bleeding may occur. However, bleeding may also occur in conditions like fissures, fistulas, etc.

Given the data that you described, you may or may not be experiencing hemorrhoids. See your doctor to rule out this condition. Be sure to defecate any time you feel the need to avoid constipation. Consume vegetables and fruit, as well as milk, yogurt, and liquid-like food to avoid constipation. There is nothing to fear if you tell your parents about the symptoms that you experience.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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