Hemmorhoids are distended veins in the anus, which bulge into the anal canal and become irritated during defecation. Symptoms can range from mild to very painful. The veins usually become distended due to extreme pressure during defecation that is typical of constipation.
Once hemmorhoids form they will not heal, but symptoms can be lessened by the use of steroid cremes, which lessen the inflammation.
If hemmorhoids become extremely painful, they can be excised in many ways, either by freezing, surgery, or cutting off blood flow to the vein. None of these now require anything more than an outpatient visit.