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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hemorrhoids

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Colace)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Colace)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Racing heart feeling Thinning of skin
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Bouts of Excessive Yawning 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anucort HC)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hemorrhoids (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Nightmares 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Morphine Sulfate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Back pain 5 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 62
40s 68
50s 64
60s 34
70+ 7

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

61% Females
39% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 53
30-39 years 33
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 133
Not Diagnosed 39

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