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Who Gets Hemorrhoids?

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.

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  • Q: Why do pregnant women and new moms get hemorrhoids?
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    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.