This article discusses hemorrhoids, famous people throughout history with hemorrhoids, the causes and risk factors for hemorrhoids, and conditions confused with hemorrhoids and includes references from the medical literature.

Hemorrhoids and conditions that can be confused with hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are one of the most frequent problems people in westernized countries face.  There are estimates of up to 75 to 90 percent occurrence rates of hemorrhoids in the U.S. population (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

An estimated 50 percent of those over the age of 50 years require some type of conservative or operative therapy (4). 

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