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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many causes: Hemorrhoids can be caused by straining, sitting on the toilet for a long time, lifting heavy things, or chronic constipation or diarrhea. In some pe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
No, do not cause: Piles, or hemorrhoids, are enlarged veins under the lining of the rectum that are most commonly caused by excessive straining during defecation. This ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Well: Piles or hemorrhoids is a collection of inflammed or swollen veins in the rectal or anal area. They can become abraided and bleed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Sitting does not cause hemorrhoids. These are normal veins that may become enlarged or irritated with constipation or sitting and straining at the toi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Piles & Masturbation: Nope of the first questions and yes to the second. I can think of no physiological reason for masturbation to lead to blood clots in the veins in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hemorrhoids: Piles are not a common symptom of bowel perforation. They would often be separate issues. Do you have a bowel perforation?
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
22 years experience General Surgery
Keep playing!: While sometimes activity can irritate hemorrhoids, basketball/ working out won't cause them.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
25 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are congested veins in the rectal and anal area. When they act up the can cause a variety of symptoms from burning, itching to severe pai ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Piles: Haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels of the rectum. It's likely that extreme abdominal pressure causes the veins to swell and become susceptible to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorrhoids: Piles are the colloquial term for hemorrhoids. Avoid straining while moving your bowels, and keep yourself regular with plenty of fiber and plenty of ... Read More
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