Wiki hemorrhoid colum / group

Here is a copy of a response from 2009 in these forums:

A "column" is just what it sounds like ... an anatomic part or structure in the form of a pillar. A "hemorrhoid" is a varicose condition of a rectal vein. So when the rectal vein is swollen in its "varicose condition" it appears to be like a pillar or column.

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

This isn't from me, but hopefully it will be helpful.