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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Chronic Constipation: Pressure from passing hard stools puts pressure on the veins in the rectum. The veins dilate and become varicose (like on legs) with risk of forming ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
38 years experience General Surgery
excessive pressure: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal area. Varicose veins are stretched veins caused by higher than normal pressure. Hemorrhoids are usually cau ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Causes: Factors that impact hemorrhoids include: straining w bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, cons ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bow ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hemorrhoids: There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins). 1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
They wont: Surgery or ligation/ banding are the only options for permanent removal; however this is only recommended after trying other rx, & only if the symptom ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Veins: Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The press ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Hemorrhoids: Constipation and excess pushing is the cause of hemorrhoids.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Hemmproids: There a a few causes of hemmiroids. They include straining from chronic constipation, child birth, etc. Usually treated conservatively with steroid cr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pressure: External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Straining: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can help prevent hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together w ... Read More

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