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Tampons cause hemorrhoids

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Keep it up: You're doing everything right, you just need to "kick it up a notch" in terms of time or intensity.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Several: Genetics, hard stool, straining, heavy lifting, pregnancy, childbirth.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Constipation: Most common from straining due to constipation. Also occurs with pregnancy.
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Straining: Swollen hemorrhoids reflect either excessive straining or chronic poor bowel habilts. Hemorrhoids are a normal part of rectal anatomy and only become... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 21 years experience
They wont: Surgery or ligation/ banding are the only options for permanent removal; however this is only recommended after trying other rx, & only if the symptom... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
Hematology 56 years experience
Hemorrhoid.: Usually unlikely but some people do exhibit increased scarring effect. In your past, have you had any surgical incisions that did not heal smoothly?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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mechanical strain: When you strain while defecating, it increases pressure in the veins of your anus which can then cause them to balloon out. Sitting on the toilet too ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland than can or cannot be associated with bacterial infection, depending on the course of the disease. H... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Hemmorhoids are varicose veins of the anal canal. They occur externally where they can clot and forms nodular lesions or bleed. Internal hemmorhoids... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Not related: Hemorrhoids are vascular structures but are not typically associated with thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis certainly does not cause hemorrhoids. The... Read More

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