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?

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

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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 30
30s 61
40s 66
50s 58
60s 32
70+ 6

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 50
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 38

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