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Does niacin aggravate hemorrhoids

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Stool softeners, liquids, avoid constipation, replace prolapsed tissue. See general or colorectal surgeon.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
No: No.It is one component of vitamin b complexes.In high doses it can be used for hyperlipedimia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
None: You're 38. What is your indication for taking niacin? If you have high cholesterol, change your diet and life style.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Niacin: Niacin isn't an agent that has calming effects in most folks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol.

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