Varicosities of the hemorrhoidal venous plexus
Located below the dentate line; visceral innervation (painful)
Covered by squamous epithelium
Classically, bright red blood per rectum, ...
Hemorrhoids are a recurrent disease, even after surgical excision. Preventive measures should be continued indefinitely...
Encourage physical fitness, weight management, and dietary compliance.
Avoid prolonged sitting and straining on the toilet.
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K64.9 Unspecified hemorrhoids
K64.0 First degree hemorrhoids
K64.1 Second degree hemorrhoids
K64.2 Third degree hemorrhoids
K64.4 Residual hemorrhoidal skin tags
K64.8 Other hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are very common. Internal hemorrhoids are typically painless. External hemorrhoids are typically painful.
All patients should be encouraged to consume 25 to 35 g of fiber pe...
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