Men & haemorrhoids

Don’t be embarrassed!

It can be embarrassing talking about problems - especially if it’s affecting a more intimate part of your body. Many intimate problems are surprisingly common – in fact 50% of people will suffer from haemorrhoids at some point during their life* - so there's no need to feel like you're the only one suffering.

The main thing to remember is that haemorrhoids can easily be treated and ignoring the problem or treating it incorrectly can make things worse, so it's best to get it checked out.

If you think you may have haemorrhoids, you should seek advice from a healthcare professional who will be willing to talk openly about your condition. This could be your GP or even your local pharmacist - many modern pharmacies have a separate room where you can talk in private.

*Source: Blacks Medical Dictionary