Hemorrhoids - Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic


Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins of the extremities. They can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or around the anus (external hemorrhoids). It is a common disease that affects approximately 75% of people at some time in their lives. Often, the cause is unknown.

Hemorrhoids can be treated effectively, thanks to modern medicine. Although most people find relief through home remedies and lifestyle modifications, some may require medical attention.


The symptoms mostly depend on the type of hemorrhoids:

a) External hemorrhoids

  • These are around the anus. Signs and symptoms might include:
  • Itching or irritation in your anal region
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Swelling around your anus
  • Bleeding
  • Internal hemorrhoids

b) Internal hemorrhoids

They're found within the rectum. They are rarely visible or felt by the patient (unless in severe situations), and they rarely produce symptoms. However, straining when passing stools irritates them and can cause:

  • Painless bleeding.

Hemorrhoids can sometimes pass through the anal passage, causing pain and irritation.

c) Thrombosed hemorrhoids

Whenever blood clots inside the external hemorrhoid, it can cause:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • A painful hard lump near the anus

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Causes and risk factors 

The veins can stretch under pressure around the anus and may bulge or swell. Increased pressure in the lower rectum can develop hemorrhoids, for instance:


Complications are infrequent and include:


  • Maintain your stools soft so they pass easily
  • High-fiber diet. 20-30 grams a day
  • Drink more fluids.
  • Avoid straining
  • Go as soon as you feel the urge.
  • Exercise. 
  • Avoid long periods of sitting

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