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Can hemorrhoids stop you from pooping

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hemorrhoid: A hemorrhoid is a dilated vein that pops out about the anus and rectum. We tend to get hemorrhoids from straining at stool, which in turn results fro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Mcmurry
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Go to your Dr.: Could be a very serious condition..Must be evaluated to determine the cause!
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 years experience
Lower pressure...: Pushing the hemorrhoid into anus will lessen the blood pressure inside the dilated veins (hemorrhoid) and induce the pressuring tamponade effect by na... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
A/W Dr. Hammerstead: If stool is black, tarry and malodorous then the blood is not just from hemorrhoids. Please prompt evaluation.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Can take together: Yes you can take fiber supplements and stool softeners together. They will not directly stop the bleeding but if you can get the consistency of your s... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
If painful: and persistent, probably time to seek treatment, with your doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sitting less and for shorter time helps to lessen the engorgement of a hemorrhoid. Stool softeners "lubricate" the stool, while fiber helps to bulk-u... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Stop it: Use OTC clotrimazole cream or call your pCP.
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