Friday, January 22, 2010

Nobby's Piles

Nobby is a middle-aged cartoon character in the British comic, Viz, who suffers from hemorrhoids. In each episode of the comic strip, Nobby faced a series of accidents which caused pains to his hemorrhoid-afflicted butt.

Hemorrhoids, sometimes called "piles" is characterized by inflamed veins in the person's lower rectum and anus. Some of the causes include straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods on the toilet, chronic diarrhea or constipation, pregnancy.

There are hemorrhoid treatments available to treat those who suffer from hemorrhoids. These may range from creams, suppositories, ointments to injections and surgical procedures.

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