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What causes haemorrhoids?

This is one of the most common conditions of the anus that presents to colorectal surgeons.

Haemorrhoids result from an increase in pressure in the veins of the anal canal. This increased pressure causes the veins to expand and bulge enlarging the haemorrhoids.

The main causes of increased pressure in the anal veins include constipation, pregnancy and chronic coughing.

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