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A 38-year-old member asked:

what happens if you have a large hemorrhoid and you have to poop?

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Dr. Syed Tahir
General Surgery 47 years experience
Nothing: Large hemorrhoids may be external or internal prolapsed hemorrhoids. You may also have large hemorrhoids because of blood clot in one of them. Having bowl movement may be painful but it will not cause major problem.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you poop out a hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Prolapse hemorrhoid: You can have an internal hemorrhoid that prolapses during your bowel movement. It requires manual reduction. They may not have pain associated but require frequent bathing to keep clean. They can be removed in an outpatient setting.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to poop with a hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: But it will be more comfortable if you are not constipated. Drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Get in lots of dietary fiber. Recommend at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. You can use an over the counter laxative if needed.
Gastonia, NC
A 26-year-old female asked:

When i try to poop it feels like i am passing razor blades. I think it's a hemorrhoid but what can i do because it is keeping me from pooping.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Rectal pain: Could be hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Use a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) and drink liquids. If you feel a painful lump this could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Sitz baths with epsom salts may help this.
A 34-year-old member asked:

When I poop, I strain a lot. Now my butt is hurting me terribly. Could this be piles?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Possibly: Straining leads to hemorrhoids. Passing hard stools can cause fissures or tears. See your doctor for an exam to know what the problem is and how best to treat it.
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A male asked:

I have a hemorrhoid and i have to poop any tips?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Keep hydrated: Fluids and fiber. You can get an over the counter product to help with the inflammation. You can ask your provider too. There are prescription products that can help. However, fluid, fiber and time will you usually get the hemorroids to shrink down.

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