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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to do push-up and pull-up exercises while having internal hemorrhoids and chronic anal fissure ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: These do not necessarily exclude forms of exertion. I would not hold my breath during the exercises as that puts extra pressure on the roids.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: If you are having an acute flare of the hemorrhoids or anal fissure then no. Doing anything that puts pressure on the rectum from the inside or out can aggravate the problem.

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