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does niacin aggravate hemorrhoids

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Stool softeners, liquids, avoid constipation, replace prolapsed tissue. See general or colorectal surgeon.

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to inf ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Yes: Hemorrhoids are essentially dilated blood vessels in the anus. Anything can irritate them including passing stool or rough sex. If you are asking ab ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Long acting: Niacin is useful to lower cholesterol level and has some other uses. Taken as a standard pill, it commonly causes an itchy flushing starting about 1/ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Just uncomfortable. The mechanism of the flush (vasodilation) is the same mechanism that occurs when you're embarrassed and your face turns red and yo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and conve ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
No: No.It is one component of vitamin b complexes.In high doses it can be used for hyperlipedimia.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
None: You're 38. What is your indication for taking niacin? If you have high cholesterol, change your diet and life style.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
NO but: You don't, but your profile says you're 48. Huh?
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Niacin: Niacin isn't an agent that has calming effects in most folks.

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