Hemorrhoids are uncomfortable swollen veins in the rectum or anus. Internal hemorrhoids swell inside the anus, and external hemorrhoids swell near the opening of the anus. During a bowel movement, the anal tissue swells with blood to help control movement. When hemorrhoids occur, the anal tissue experiences increased pressure that causes excessive swelling and stretching.
Hemorrhoids in Babies
Playing detective: The key to identifying 8 common baby rashes
As early as the first two days of life, newborns pass stool 2 to 7 times each day. Newborns wet 2 to 6 diapers for the first 2 days and 6 to 10 each day thereafter. Changing diapers is both an important and enjoyable part of caring for your newborn. A diaper change is the perfect time to talk, play, and get to know your new baby.
Changing Your Newborn’s Diaper
Most babies get diaper rash at one point or another. It was a bit of a struggle for me, too, when my kids were young! Diaper rash is a pretty common side effect of, well, wearing a diaper.
Perianal say "pair-ee-AY-nal" strep is an infection of the skin around the anus. This is the opening where stool leaves the body. The infection causes a bright red rash around the anus. It can sometimes spread into the genital area.