hemorrhoid

noun
hem·​or·​rhoid | \ ˈhem-ˌrȯid How to pronounce hemorrhoid (audio) , ˈhe-mə- \

Definition of hemorrhoid

: an abnormal mass of dilated and engorged blood vessels in swollen tissue that occurs internally in the anal canal or externally around the anus, that may be marked by bleeding, pain, or itching, and that when occurring internally often protrude through the outer sphincter of the anus and when occurring externally may lead to thrombosis usually used in plural

called also piles

Examples of hemorrhoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This supportive combination has turned the product into the ideal pain-relieving product for people with conditions ranging from sciatica and bed sores to cracked tailbones and hemorrhoid pain. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 9 June 2021 Many hemorrhoid sufferers experience significant pain while sitting in a chair. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, 11 Aug. 2020 Some hemorrhoid creams and ointments also address fissures and post-natal irritations of the pelvic area. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, 11 Aug. 2020 Since then, the plant has been used around the world as a traditional remedy for not only colds and flu, but also a variety conditions such as constipation, toothaches, sprains, dislocations, hemorrhoids, burns, insect bites and rashes. Mary Pembleton, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 From July to December 2018, Murry saw medical professionals more than a dozen times, which led to a variety of diagnoses from hemorrhoids to a urinary tract infection. Max Blau, ajc, 18 Mar. 2020 Young advises clients struggling with constipation and complications like hemorrhoids to up the insoluble fiber in their diets. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 15 May 2019 One is James Richard Luu, of San Jose, California, who allowed his sister, an acupuncturist, to use his prescription pad and to treat patients with hemorrhoids in his office, misdiagnosing them and causing pain. Sophie Chou, ProPublica, 12 Dec. 2019 Once a month, he and Trudy - a registered nurse - volunteer their time at a free medical clinic in Arlington, Virginia, treating the uninsured for problems as plebeian as hemorrhoids. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of hemorrhoid

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemorrhoid

Middle English emeroides, plural, from Anglo-French emorroides, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Greek haimorrhoides, from haimorrhoos flowing with blood, from haimo- hem- + rhein to flow — more at stream

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“Hemorrhoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemorrhoid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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hemorrhoid

noun
hem·​or·​rhoid
variants: or chiefly British haemorrhoid \ ˈhem-​(ə-​)ˌrȯid How to pronounce hemorrhoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemorrhoid

: an abnormal mass of dilated and engorged blood vessels in swollen tissue that occurs internally in the anal canal or externally around the anus, that may be marked by bleeding, pain, or itching, and that when occurring internally often protrude through the external anal sphincter and when occurring externally may lead to thrombosis usually used in plural

called also piles

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