Haemorrhoids

History The oldest convincing descriptions of haemorrhoids date back to 1500 BC in Mesopotamia, and Biblical references to plagues of ‘emerods’ [arch. haemorrhoids] cement their position as a proctological condition of the ages. Ancient treatment for haemorrhoids makes for equally interesting reading, and has varied between hot iron cauterisation, leech application, and the Hippocratic suggestion […]