The test calculates the likelihood of hemorrhoids based on symptoms.
Age.The likelihood of hemorrhoids increases with each year of life
- up to age 30, each year of life counts without a factor;
- from age 30 to 40, the first increasing coefficient applies;
- from age 40 onward, a second multiplier applies.
Body mass index (BMI). Being overweight increases the risk of hemorrhoids. BMI has an impact, its score counts with or without a coefficient
- underweight or normal weight (BMI under 25) - likelihood of hemorrhoids counts without a factor;
- overweight (BMI 25 to 40) - the first multiplier applies;
- obesity (BMI 40 and over)-the second multiplier applies.
Symptoms Hemorrhoids have a number of associated symptoms, none of them by itself is an exact indicator of the disease - the cumulative symptoms can be an indicator.
Symptoms also have different priorities. For example, anal itching has a lower priority for diagnosis than natural childbirth or anal neoplasia.