A 42-year-old male asked:
Can too much tea and sugar cause hems to get worse and bleed? especially taken an empty stomach? i have read where caffeine is not good for them.
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sort of...: Caffeine is bad for hemorrhoids only in the sense that it can cause upset or more frequent bowel movements, which can make it harder for hemorrhoids to heal when inflamed. Probably best to hold off when they're inflamed, and concentrate on good, healthy, high fiber diet.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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