It’s time to debunk that myth, along with other common misinformation about hemorrhoids.

Nearly 75% of all Americans will have hemorrhoids at some time in their life, and there is no evidence that proves men or women are more susceptible. It IS true that pregnancy and childbirth can cause women to get hemorrhoids, but the incidence rate is likely the same for both genders.

So why the confusion? The current thinking is that men are more likely to seek treatment, while women often suffer through hemorrhoids hoping they will disappear. So in reality, the medical community simply treats more men than women.

Here are 8 more myths about hemorrhoids. For more information, contact Cary Gastroenterology.