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Haemorrhoids : Hydrocortisone Vs. Hydrocortisone Acetate

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Hemorrhoids (US English) or haemorrhoids (Commonwealth English), are normal vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control. They become pathological or known as piles when swollen or inflamed. In their physiological state they act as cushions composed of arterio-venous channels and connective tissue that aid the passage of stool. The symptoms of pathological hemorrhoids depend on the type present. Internal hemorrhoids usually present with painless rectal bleeding while external hemorrhoids present with pain in the area of the anus.

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