Articles on: Haemorrhoids

What happens if I do not seek treatment for haemorrhoids?

If left untreated, haemorrhoids can worsen and cause more serious health problems.

While haemorrhoids do not multiply or spread like a contagious disease, they can increase in number and size if left untreated. The most common types of haemorrhoids are internal and external haemorrhoids. Internal haemorrhoids are located inside the rectum and can develop in clusters or groups. External haemorrhoids are located outside the anus and can also develop in clusters or groups.

If you do not seek treatment for haemorrhoids, they can become larger and more inflamed, causing more discomfort and pain. Additionally, chronic constipation, diarrhea, and straining during bowel movements can aggravate hemorrhoids and cause them to multiply.

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Updated on: 21/02/2024

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