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A 24-year-old male asked:

can hemorrhoids (external or internal) cause problems with urination? such as feeling like not emptying, and a pressure in the rectum?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: Anatomically badder and rectum are close to each other to some extent. Having said that it s also possible the symptoms could be independent of each other. Only way to distinguish is to get checked and treated.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes and yes to both: The questions, as infected or inflamed hemorrhoids can affect the neighboring structures, like the urinary bladder/urthera or the rectum, with the symptoms you have mentioned. See a surgeon or a gastroenterologist, to be treated after properly diagnosed. Good luck.

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