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Are men or women more susceptible to hemorrhoids?
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
In brief: Tossup
This one is a toss-up.
Women are more prone to hemorrhoids because of pregnancy. This causes dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins. Men who are overweight, drink excessively, or have jobs requiring lots of sitting are prone to hemorrhoids. I've seen the frequency roughly equal in my practice.

In brief: Tossup
This one is a toss-up.
Women are more prone to hemorrhoids because of pregnancy. This causes dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins. Men who are overweight, drink excessively, or have jobs requiring lots of sitting are prone to hemorrhoids. I've seen the frequency roughly equal in my practice.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine
In brief: About the same
The incidence of hemorrhoids is about the same in both sexes.

In brief: About the same
The incidence of hemorrhoids is about the same in both sexes.
Dr. David Gutman
Dr. David Gutman
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