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is anal sex safe if you have an external hemorrhoid

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you had a : Painful or large hemorrhoid than anal receptive sex may be painful. Friction against a friable hemorrhoid might lead to bleeding.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends : It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. If any concerns see a physician to have things assessed.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
3weeks: Depending on the size of the internal hemorrhoid treated with rbl it would take from 1 to 3 weeks for the subsequent ulcer created to completely heal ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
4 to 6: You should wait about 4-6 weeks to avoid damage to the area and bleeding.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It's Safe: Jason - the only procedure I do not advise for my homosexual patients is pph - it leaves a permanent staple line in the rectum that i worry can cause ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not Recommended: If you have internal hemorrhoids, i would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not. If they are ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Not recommended: You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. If you have internal hemorrhoids, i would recommend against anal intercourse ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hemorrhoids are the result of abdominal pressure. This occurs with straining, constipation and pregnancy/childbirth. Anal sex may result in trauma and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes and no: Hemorrhoids can be aggravated by anal intercourse, among many other problems associated to the act, including but not limitted to infections, std's, v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are alrea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
No: We all have hemorrhoids. Yes, they can be irritated with any form of local trauma such as a hard stool, anal toys, and anal sex.
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