EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
47,893,527
Abstracts:
28,296,643
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

The prevalence of hemorrhoids






Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 26(7): 435-439

The prevalence of hemorrhoids

The clinical records of 835 patients were reviewed. A total of 594 had symptoms of hemorrhoids (symptomatic group) and 241 had no symptoms (asymptomatic group). Of the entire group, 88% had hemorrhoids, among the symptomatic group, 88%, and among the asymptomatic group, 82%. It was felt that if the prevalence rate of hemorrhoids in the symptomatic and asymptomatic groups is similar or close to similar in every age it is likely that a certain number of people will have hemorrhoids in every age group irrespective of the presence or absence of symptoms. If the prevalence rate is high, it would seem to support the theory that hemorrhoids are normal parts of the human body, not a disease but a sign of aging. Although the difference in the prevalence rate overall in the symptomatic and asymptomatic groups, 88 vs. 82%, was mathematically significant, this was due to the large sample size, which was small enough to be without clinical importance. No significant differences in the prevalence rate between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients within age groups were found.

Accession: 006740359

PMID: 6861574

DOI: 10.1007/bf02556521

Download PDF Full Text: The prevalence of hemorrhoids



Related references

Liao, X-jun.; Meng, Q.; Yang, G-gen.; Shen, Z.; Yang, Q-yan.; Wu, W-jing., 2008: Efficacy of the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids combined with external hemorrhoids excision in the treatment of III or IV mixed hemorrhoids. To investigate the efficacy of the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) combined with external hemorrhoids excision in the treatment of III or IV mixed hemorrhoids. One hundred and twelve patients with III or IV mixed hemorrhoids admitted...

Riss, S.; Weiser, F.Anton.; Schwameis, K.; Riss, T.; Mittlböck, M.; Steiner, G.; Stift, A., 2012: The prevalence of hemorrhoids in adults. Exact data on the prevalence of hemorrhoids are rare. Therefore, we designed a study to investigate the prevalence of hemorrhoids and associated risk factors in an adult general population. Between 28 and 29, consecutive patients were included in...

Gazet J C.; Redding W.; Rickett J.W.S., 1970: The prevalence of hemorrhoids a preliminary survey. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 63(SUPPL): 78-80

Haas, P.A., 1992: The prevalence of confusion in the definition of hemorrhoids. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 35(3): 290-291

Haas, P.A.; Haas, G.P., 1990: The prevalence of hemorrhoids and chronic constipation. Hemorrhoids are a frequently occurring disorder widely believed to be caused by chronic constipation. In the present study, the epidemiology of hemorrhoids was evaluated and compared with the epidemiology of constipation. The analysis was based on...

Johanson, J.F.; Sonnenberg, A., 1990: The prevalence of hemorrhoids and chronic constipation. An epidemiologic study. Hemorrhoids are a frequently occurring disorder widely believed to be caused by chronic constipation. In the present study, the epidemiology of hemorrhoids was evaluated and compared with the epidemiology of constipation. The analysis was based on...

Morgan, C.N., 1955: Hemorrhoids and their surgical treatment; a description of the St. Mark's Hospital operation for hemorrhoids. Surgical Clinics of North America: 1457-1464

Chen, S.; Lai, D-ming.; Yang, B.; Zhang, L.; Zhou, T-cheng.; Chen, G-xing., 2007: Therapeutic comparison between procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids and Ligasure technique for hemorrhoids. To investigate and compare the clinical effects of procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) and Ligasure technique (LT) for the treatment of severe hemorrhoids. Patients with prolapsed hemorrhoids were randomly divided into two groups treated...

Situ, G-wei.; Du, H-song., 2006: Analysis of the relationship between stoma position and postoperative effects of procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids in the treatment of hemorrhoids. To explore the relationship between stoma position and postoperative effects of procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Four hundred and one hemorrhoid patients were treated with circular stapler. II hemorrhoi...

Ogendo S.W.O., 1991: A study of hemorrhoids as seen at the kenyatta national hospital nairobi kenya with special reference to asymptomatic hemorrhoids. Eighty random patients were examinated over a 9-month-period to determine the incidence of asymptomatic haemorrhoids at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The incidence of asymptomatic was found to be 21% all being first degree haemorrhoids, wh...