Haemorrhoids are the inflammation and protrusion of the veins around the rectal canal. Haemorrhoids are cause by the weakening of the connective tissue within the rectal area. This causes the veins to swell and may eventually lead to prolapse.
Symptoms of haemorrhoids include bleeding from the anal area, discomfort and pain and itching around the area.
For more information and support with haemorrhoids, contact either your doctor or the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia at the address below: