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  • Pain or discomfort in the anal region
  • Itching or irritation in the anal region
  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Swelling or lump in the anal region
  • Leakage of feces
  • Mucus discharge from the anus
  • Sensation of incomplete bowel movements
  • Blood in the stool (in severe cases)
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Possible Causes:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Aging
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity
  • Anal intercourse
  • Poor hygiene
  • Family history of hemorrhoids
  • Certain medical conditions that cause increased pressure on the veins

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