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

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 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 30 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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