About 75% of all Americans will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids are not gender-, race- or age-specific. They occur in both men and women and are most common among adults ages 45 to 65. Many women get hemorrhoids while they are pregnant or after childbirth.
“Finally, I talked to my doctor and she told me some ways to manage the pain and itching. I also learned that a lot of people have hemorrhoids and it’s not something to be so embarrassed about. Now I can talk to my husband about how I’m feeling and I don’t feel so alone.” Read about Maryann’s Personal Relief Plan
Did You Know?
Q: Why do pregnant women and new moms get hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are caused by pressure in the hemorrhoid veins. There are several reasons pregnancy may cause extra pressure. For one, a pregnant woman's enlarged womb increases pressure in the hemorrhoid veins. Read more.