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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: General sitting in a regular chair will not increase size of hemorrhoids, but prolonged sitting on a toilet seat or one of those inflatable donut cush ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes yes &: sometimes no. It is variable.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
46 years experience General Surgery
No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and pro ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Surgery: ... Unfortunately that is the only way to rid external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded however very easily.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes for symptoms: Time will fix most hemorrhoids because they go away by themselves. The witch hazel treats the irritation associated with hemorrhoids until they go aw ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is useful: Warm sitzbaths is also a useful adjunct
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Suppositories: There are numerous hemorroidal suppositories available that work well. If it is a recurrent problem, you might want to consider outpatient banding or ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Farias-Jimenez
33 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: By excision of the thrombosed hemorrhoid.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery?: External hemorrhoids that have been present for years do not respond to creams, etc, so if they are large enough to cause you problems, removal is rea ... Read More
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