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if you are blowing out varicose veins in legs are hemorrhoids next?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Varicose veins on the inside of your rectum are known as internal hemorrhoids. They and bleed and prolapse when you defecate. Persistent straining can cause engorgement - as prolonged standing mades varicose veins on your legs distend more. If you do not yet have hemorrhoid problems yet (itch, burn, prolapse, bleeding), optimizing your fiber/hydration balance will be helpful.
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Not really: The risk factors leading to vv are heredity, age, lifestyle ( prolonged standing/sitting), pregnancy, obesity. Risk factors for hemorrhoids are chronic constipation with constant straining, pregnancy, diarrhea, obesity, prolonged sitting, heredity, low-fiber diet. Try high fiber diet for regularity, adequate hydration, avoiding prolonged sitting on the commode.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Not necesssarily: Lower extremity varicosities and hemorrhoids are different disease processes. Having one does not mean you will or will not develop the other.

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