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does hemmroids cause your bowel to not empty all the way. im having trouble emptying ny bowels?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Other way: It's the other way around: constipation leads to straining that can cause hemorrhoids. Treatment is directed at taking care of the constipation so that you can pass softer bowel movements without straining. This means staying hydrated, increasing fiber in the diet, taking a fiber supplement to bulk up the stool, and taking a stool softener.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Usually not: Hemorrhoids may limit evacuation if painful, otherwise should not cause this. Regular stool softener (like miralax) is easy to use & well tolerated. This + increased fiber in diet, can help to shrink/heal the hemorrhoids.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: They can lead to a sensation of incomplete evacuation. Also anal fissures causing sphincter spasm can cause you to shut off the movement before you are completed. Incomplete evacuation and gooey pasty stool is a mild form of dehydration, so adding 40 -50 ounces of fluid may help. See a colon and rectal surgeon.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not usually: Large hemorrhoids may cause emptying problem, as may afraid to push for fear of pain, emptying problem requires work up, endoscopy and anorectal motility studies to find exact cause and treatment.

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