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Can you get hemorrhoids by having anal sex

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 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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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Anything that increases pressure in the anorectal region can contribute to hemorrhoids.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Anything that irritates local area can lead to development of hemorrhoids.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 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 male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
It : It sounds like you may have internal hemorrhoids, which are on the inside. You can't see these, and they may be the cause of your bleeding when you do ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on severity of pain, and whether there are any signs or symptoms or possibility of a sexually transmitted disease. “If” the pain is mild a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hemorrhoids are the result of abdominal pressure. This occurs with straining, constipation and pregnancy/childbirth. Anal sex may result in trauma and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes and no: Hemorrhoids can be aggravated by anal intercourse, among many other problems associated to the act, including but not limitted to infections, std's, v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are alrea ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Carefully: Repeated trauma to the rectum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse. Solution would be to use plenty of lube and dilation with fingers or similar o ... Read More
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