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can hemorrhoids get infected

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Topical steroids used long term can thin the skin around the anus but won't damage the hemorrhoid. Actually i never use these creams because they don' ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Gutman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Hemorrhoids only very rarely become infected, despite the presence of stool next to an open wound. This is a testament to the efficiency of the immune ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Fever: You nave have fever, worsening pain, redness around the skin of the anus, and with serious infection the skin feels "crunchy". Any of these should pro ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Trauma to the ano-rectal region may result in an anal fissure (a tear in the lining) which can be painful. Hemorrhoids are normal swellings of tissue ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Anything's possible.: If it can happen it will... But i can find no evidence in the medical literature re: reports of anal warts transmitted by a contaminated colonoscope. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: We all have hemorrhoids. Yes, they can be irritated with any form of local trauma such as a hard stool, anal toys, and anal sex.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids and Pus: An infected hemorrhoid may have pus, but this rarely happens.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Especially if already present, they can be exacerbated. But frequent anal sex can cause hemorrhoids, but many do not get them.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, unusual but: Possible. It is a surgical emergency when this happens. If think you have an infection, you must see a doctor immediately.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Cellulitis can result from a chalazion that spreads into adjacent tissues. An oral antibiotic is usually prescribed as well as an i & d of the chalazi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: GI irritation possible, but not colitis. By the way, stimulation of the rectum can increase peristalsis, causing more freuent BMs!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins of the ano-rectal area. The mechanical forces of penile-anal sex or toys to anal area can contribute ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Contact: The scabies mite is transmitted by direct contact. Skin to skin or clothing to skin or other contaminated surface to skin. The mites will more than ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Anything that irritates local area can lead to development of hemorrhoids.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes why do you ask?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Farias-Jimenez
33 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: By excision of the thrombosed hemorrhoid.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You can become reinfected and you may not have completely rid them with your initial treatment. They may need to be treated several times in difficult ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Diet, Banding, OR..: Many people with hemorrhoidal disease will benefit from adding a fiber supplement and increasing water intake. If that is ineffective, small rubber b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diarrhea/constipatio: Either can cause you to have developed an anal fissure, regulate your diet and fluids and most fissures will heal.
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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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Genital sores crohns: Yes you can.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: Yes, a scar can become infected. Should keep clean and dry. May apply antibiotic ointment.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Obstruction: Appendicitis is caused by obstruction of the appendiceal lumen. Obstruction is believed to cause an increase in pressure within the lumen. Such an inc ... Read More

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