Pregnant women are at increased risk of haemorrhoids, according to a Harley Street doctor.
Consultant colorectal and general surgeon at the London Rectal Clinic at 108 Harley Street Dr Gordon Buchanan has issued a report on the most commonly asked questions by women with haemorrhoids.
From the queries received, there appeared to be a lack of advice surrounding the issue, prompting Dr Buchanan to note that he is available at the Harley Street clinic to answer any questions on the issue.
For the majority of women, haemorrhoids were one of the most annoying things about being pregnant; most agreed that they would have enjoyed pregnancy much more if they could have cured them.
Haemorrhoids are most common in women after or during pregnancy.
Being overweight or repeatedly performing heavy-lifting jobs can also increase their occurrence.
Dr Buchanan highlighted that some of the symptoms of haemorrhoids are similar to those of the more serious condition - colorectal cancer (http://privatehealth.co.uk/hospitaltreatment/find-a-treatment/colorectal-surgery/).
A recent bowel cancer campaign has urged anyone who feels they may be at risk to take part in a screening program for the condition.
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