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Can hemorrhoids stop you from pooping

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A/W Dr. Hammerstead: If stool is black, tarry and malodorous then the blood is not just from hemorrhoids. Please prompt evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
If painful: and persistent, probably time to seek treatment, with your doctor.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Stop it: Use OTC clotrimazole cream or call your pCP.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not usually, but...: Hemorrhoids a nothing more than swollen veins in the anal canal. But they can be swollen up with a clot that can cause enough pain to cause the sphin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Change Diet: More vegetables and fruits can help this as well as a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. Keeping better hydrated is also a key factor. Avoid excessiv... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Keep hydrated: Fluids and fiber. You can get an over the counter product to help with the inflammation. You can ask your provider too. There are prescription prod... Read More