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Squats and hemorrhoids

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Possibly: Any exercise that pushes blood into the anorectal region can make hemorrhoids more prominent. In general, the quick motion of squatting probably won't... Read More
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and anything: Else that increases intra abdominal pressure, such as protracted standing or sitting, straining with constipation or voiding problems, weight lifting... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Very much can: As anything that results in significant straining can exacerbate hemorrhoids.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 18 years experience
Theoretically: The buttocks rest on the seat and the entire pressure of any straining is directly on the anus and the hemorrhoids. While squatting the pressure would... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Most likely it is a Hemorrhoid. The increased abdominal pressure from squatting can cause this. It is the same to women when the have a child. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Lifting ; Hemorrhoid: Lifting heavy weights can contribute to worsening of hemorrhoids. Any straining, heavy lifting, etc. Should be avoided. You should seek medical help i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may also wish to be ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Are you breathing?: When we exert ourselves as such, we tend to hold our breath, stabilizes the core and helps us with the heavy lift. But that pressure build-up can giv... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan frederik Kirsten
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Consult your Doctor : Your Doctor would be able to confirm the diagnoses and suggest the correct treatment.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohit Bansal
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Preparation H: Sit in Sitz bath, Prepration H cream; Use fiber or laxative to avoid any laxatives. See a physician to determine if it is outer or inner and can be ta... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Haemorrhoids : Suggest stool softeners like Soflax and anal preparations like Scheriproct. If still not settled see Surgeon for surgical intervention.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Okay to exercise: Exercise will help strengthen your back and prevent further injury. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains... Read More

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