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Who Is Affected by Hemorrhoids


Who Is Affected by Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a very common problem. Equal numbers of men and women get hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids can happen at any age, but they are more common after age 30. About half of people older than age 50 have hemorrhoid symptoms.1

Many women develop hemorrhoids during the last 6 months of pregnancy and immediately postpartum.

References

Citations

  1. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (2008). SSAT Patient Care Guidelines: Surgical Management of Hemorrhoids. Available online: http://www.ssat.com/cgi-bin/hemorr.cgi.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBrent Shoji, MD - General Surgery
Last RevisedSeptember 22, 2010

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