A 49-year-old member asked:
Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?
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General Surgery 27 years experience
Other way round : Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?
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