The number of Americans searching online for information on hemorrhoids and how to treat them seems to have skyrocketed since 2008.

Data gathered from Google searches show that interest in the term "hemorrhoids" more than doubled between 2008 and 2013, according to a LiveScience analysis using Google Trends, a tool that shows how often a particular search term is entered in the search engine, relative to the total search volume in a specific country.

But what does the trend mean? (MORE AT MMN.COM)