6.4.1Prevalence of haemorrhoids in pregnancy

StudyRef.PopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsStudy typeEL
Abramowitz et al., 2002197165 pregnant women in the last 3 months of pregnancy, who gave consent for proctological examination before and after delivery between December 1996 and April 1997Proctological examination during last 3 months pregnancy, after delivery and at any time symptoms were suggestive of anal disease (bleeding or pain)Incidence of anal disease (thrombosed external haemorrhoids and anal fissures)Women presenting with thrombosed external haemorrhoids (n = 13) (7.8%)CSS3

From: Evidence tables

Cover of Antenatal Care
Antenatal Care: Routine Care for the Healthy Pregnant Woman.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 62.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
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