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A 37-year-old member asked:

Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
Not really: Walking does not cause "hemorrhoids", but if you do have hemorrhoid prolapse (or a variety of other anal problems) walking may worsen your symptoms. Treatment of the underlying problem should eliminate the problem with walking.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
No: Exercise such as walking helps to avoid constipation which by avoiding can prevent hemorrhoid flareups. For that matter prolonged sitting also does not directly cause hemorrhoids unless the sitting is on a toilet seat or an inflatable donut, both no no's.
Last updated Dec 28, 2018


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