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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it possible for you to get hemmorhoids from anal sex?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
You dont get: Hemorrhoids from anal sex. You are born with hemorrhoids, but anal sex can inflame and irritate the hemorrhoidal tissue leading to hemorrhoid symptoms.
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Phys exam or scope: Many have "piles" & can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help. There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene changes. There are procedures that can help with these common problems.Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. Exam helps differentiate!

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can anal bleaching treat a thick black ring around my anus?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Anal bleaching: More than likely not. If you use bleaching agents around the anus you may cause damage to the nerve endings and develop incontinence or numbness in the area.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can a chronic illness affect your sex life?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Chronic illness: This usually decreases your desire to have sex and your sex drive. This is due to central neural mechanisms.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can retirement improve my sex life?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Maybe yes/no: Retirement helps to reduce the stress of a job but in itself brings new forms of stress. If a pt has erectile dysfunction caused by a medical structural problem it won't get better? I guess you will have more time available for sexuality?
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Focus of young: For a number of reasons sexual activity is much higher in young people anyway. For instance, hormone levels tend to stimulate interest. But also young people are surrounded by messages in the media and social media encouraging relationships and sexuality. All of this makes treatment harder, but certainly not possible.
A member asked:

Why does air come from my vagina during or after sex?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Vaginal air bubbles: Sexual activity can sometimes cause air bubbles to collect in the vagina, which then are expelled during or after sex. It's not a problem and not unusual. Get your regular gyn checkup to be sure that is what it is.

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