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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: From edema (swelling) at the anal opening and thus deformation of the stool as you pass it (like toothpaste out of a tube).
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Brewer
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: We are born with hemorrhoid tissue and there are 3 that each have an internal and external component. They are soft and really should not affect the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
No: Hemorrhoids do not change the shape of stool. If this is a constant change, you need a flexible sigmoidoscopy to see if there is a reason for this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: But not likely. I would be concerned about other masses or a stricture or other anatomical defect producing your symptoms. A general surgeon should ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes and maybe: Certainly, standing for a long period of time, such as at work, can result from muscle strain and be a factor in chronic low back & hip pain. Stre ... Read More
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A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If u have bad: Internal hemm, please see a rectal specialist as u may be a candidate for rubber banding, or they may need to be lanced or removed.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Thin stool: Changes in caliber of stools not usually associated with hemorrhoid more concern for lesion inside colon and higher than rectum. Could be concern for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get chec ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
14 years experience Family Medicine
Regular : In order to help your hemorrhoids the biggest thing is to keep your stools loose by taking a daily fiber supplement and drinking lots of water.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
No: Hemmoroids have to be really big to cause a stool narrowing.

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