Hemorrhoids

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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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Hemorrhoids and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Bocusate, Colace, Coloxyl) 16 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Calmurid HC, Corticaine Cream, Cortifoam) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
3
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Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Hemorrhoids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
11
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Bocusate, Colace, Coloxyl) 16 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Calmurid HC, Corticaine Cream, Cortifoam) 8 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Racing heart feeling Thinning of skin
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Bouts of Excessive Yawning 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Depressed mood 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Insomnia Nightmares 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abdominal pain Back pain 5 more
How many evaluations
3
See all 154 treatments
Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hemorrhoids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 30
30s 62
40s 66
50s 61
60s 34
70+ 7

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

60% Females
40% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 53
30-39 years 30
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 131
Not Diagnosed 39

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