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i have hemorrhoids and they have been inflamed for a couple of months now and im starting to get worried what do i do im 18 male in decent shape i go to the bathroom a lot

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Start with ensuring that you drink at least 8 - 8 ounces of water every day. You need fluid to lubricate stool. Ensure that you are getting regular exercise (to keep your bowels moving). Get plenty of fiber in your diet from fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains. A very fast way to help the hemorrhoids resolve is medical acupuncture.
Answered on Jan 28, 2020
Dr. Douglas Brewer
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber supplement: Public thinks of fiber as a laxative but it is not. It is a bowel regulator so if going too much can slow down. Tablespoon daily
Answered on Dec 8, 2015

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Hemorrhoids: No. Is more likely related to the amount of food you are eating.
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