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What is Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus.

What is it like to have Hemorrhoids?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Diazepam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Methylphenidate, Wheelchair (manual), Rest
Sertraline, Duloxetine, Fluoxetine
Amitriptyline, Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen
Zolpidem, Trazodone, Amitriptyline

What do patients take to treat Hemorrhoids and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(DOK, Laxofast 120, Sof-Lax, Doculase)


(Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream, Cortizone-5, Cortifoam, Calmurid HC)


These charts show data from Hemorrhoids patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hemorrhoids on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 265 patients have this condition
  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 72 say Hemorrhoids is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 30
30s 62
40s 63
50s 55
60s 28
70+ 5


Distribution of females vs. males

61% Females
39% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 123
Not Diagnosed 37

These charts show data from Hemorrhoids patients who have completed their condition history
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