Located in the lower part of the rectum and anus, hemorrhoids are enlarged and swollen blood vessels. It affects around 75 percent of people at some point in their lives. While they act as protecting cushions for anal skin, due to increased pressure the blood vessels tends to become swollen. It is right here when the problem begins which can further increase swelling, bleeding, and even protruding of the same. These might not appear to be dangerous, but cannot be overlooked at any cost.