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can you get hemorrhoids from being lactose intolerant

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
IBS: Stop dairy/ consider gluten free diet.
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Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Increase dietary fiber stay on lactose free diet.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Irritated: A hemorrhoid can be irritated with the constant diarrhea or change in bowels that may come form a lactose intolerance attack. Once the area calms dow ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Any unusual bowel activity can aggravate hemorrhoids but constipation is worse than diarrhea (from lactose intolerance). However the effects are varia ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest t ... Read More
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: If the lactose intolerance is causing frequent bowel movements, the prolonged time sitting on the potty and straining may lead to hemorrhoids.
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Dr. David Gutman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Indirectly: Lactose intolerance can cause loose and/or frequent stools which can cause development and irritation of hemorrhoids.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes.: Lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain and diarrhea after consuming milk products. If you are planning on avoiding dairy and milk y ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Calcium : there are many foods besides milk which contain substantial levels of calcium. Yogurt, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cheese food, trail mix, canned ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Transient lactose intolerance often comes after a stomach flu. The damage to the bowel often damages the enzymes that break down lactose. These "regro ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Commercial products: There are commercially available dairy products that have lactose removed for those who are lactose intolerant. Ask your parents/guardian to buy those ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Borade
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance: Yes you can. Please see your gp or pcp or a pediatric gastroenterologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Cramp, bloat: Cramp, bloat, gas.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Lactose intolerant: there are many foods that aren't dairy that contain calcium

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