Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhoids Practice Essentials

B.S. Anand, MD


April 18, 2022

Hemorrhoids, swollen blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum, are among the most common causes of anal pathology. Because many patients are too embarrassed to seek diagnosis and treatment, the true prevalence of hemorrhoids remains unknown. However, their proper identification is crucial because they share symptoms with other, more serious conditions such as those that result in gastrointestinal bleeding. Although most hemorrhoids resolve spontaneously or with conservative therapy, their presence does impair quality of life and serious complications can arise. Do you know key information about risk factors and symptoms, as well as best practices for workup and treatment, of this common and irritating condition? Test your knowledge of hemorrhoids with this quick quiz.


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