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I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days.i've been applying a cream and taking pills ..i have frequent bowel movements.is it bcos of hemorrhoids..??

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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No but frequent BM's: ...can aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Frequent BM's and the associated wiping can cause irritation, inflammation and protrusion of the hemorrhoids. Gentle wiping with an alcohol-free baby wipe or "Tucks" pads will help with the irritation. When your diarrhea settles down, the hemorrhoids should also. There are also OTC creams (e.g. Anusol) that may also help with hemorrhoid symptoms.

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