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can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: If the lactose intolerance is causing frequent bowel movements, the prolonged time sitting on the potty and straining may lead to hemorrhoids.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. David Gutman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Indirectly: Lactose intolerance can cause loose and/or frequent stools which can cause development and irritation of hemorrhoids.
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
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