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can you get hemorrhoids by sitting on cold concrete?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins. They may cause symptoms from diarrhea or constipation, or from excessive repetetive straining. Treat the cause first and the hemorrhoids will respond.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. John Eckford
18 years experience General Surgery
No: Hemorrhoids are generally due to constipation, straining or frequent diarrhea.
Answered on Dec 13, 2012

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Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids can occur with heavy lifting and straining. They are very common. It seems that your friend's problem was probably a coincidence during ... Read More
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Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extr ... Read More
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