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Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex

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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids are : Normal veins that everyone has unless they have had a hemorrhoidectomy. Anal sex can cause a flare up of the hemorrhoids causing pain and or bleeding ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
No: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood f ... 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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Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But it may make the hemorrhoids worse.
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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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Carefully: Repeated trauma to the rectum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse. Solution would be to use plenty of lube and dilation with fingers or similar o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiv Sharma
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes. It will.: Increased pressure in anorectal canal and strain on the supporting connective tissue can make hemorrhoids worse. Also raises risk of fissures and blee ... Read More
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A 34-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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins of the ano-rectal area. The mechanical forces of penile-anal sex or toys to anal area can contribute ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Anything that irritates local area can lead to development of hemorrhoids.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sure but: Not recommended as it can be painful and cause significant bleeding and damage to the anal sphincter. The anus is generally an "exit" not an "entrance ... Read More

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