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Are Men Or Women More Susceptible To Hemorrhoids
Tossup: This one is a toss-up. Women are more prone to hemorrhoids because of pregnancy. This causes dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins. Men who are overweight, drink excessively, or have jobs requiring lots of sitting are prone to hemorrhoids. I've seen the frequency roughly equal in my practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
If anal sex is not recommend by doctors because it can cause problems like incontinence or hemorrhoids, then can gay men have a sex life?
Avoid such Doctors: Please let me warn you that medicine is a very conservative culture and many physicians have significant inappropriate bias. Any physician who speaks to any recommendation against anal sex may be just sharing their bias and not truth. Medicine is to have no opinion on when, with whom, or how you are sexual. Anal Sex is common among heterosexual couples as well. It is a very common activity. ...Read more
Im 38 year old fml..having cramping back pain constipation gas bloating nausea possible hemorrhoids. Last day of mens cycle was yesterday..no sex.
Bloating/ gas/ pain: May be food intolerances, record what occurs when eat dairy, gluten soy, or try no dairy x 1 wk ,then no gluten x 1 week then no soy x 1 week, Constipation-even w/ BM can cause pain and gas, try Gas-x 1 before meals & milk of magnesia 1 tablespoon 2x/day x 4, Check stool guiac, reflux , h pylori, vaginitis ( mycoplasma even w/o sex), and ultrasound of gallbladder/ ovaries. f/u w/doc ...Read more
Risk Factors?: Factors that impact hemorrhoids include: straining w bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, constipation, or over-use of laxatives/ enemas. Just being in an upright position puts pressures on the veins that form hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a colonoscopy 15 months ago. Made my hemorrhoids 100x worse. I now am extremely susceptible to prolapses and want to kill myself. Is there hope?
Depends: Usually during second trimester when the weight of the fetus starts pressing on the veins in the pelvis. As a result of effects of hormones during pregnancy the circulation in the veins slow down and hence may result in hemorrhoidal engorgement earlier. It is similar to varicose veins which are also common during pregnancy. ...Read more
Female 22 recently noticed a bump near anal canal and I believe its hemorrhoids?Is that curable? Does it go away natural? Sometimes it isn't that big
Hemorrhoids: If you felt a bump you may have had a small perianal abscess. Hemorrhoids are graded Stage 1-4 and can be treated by several methods including banding and surgery. Physicians will also teach you to eat plenty of fiber, stay hydrated, and to avoid straining during bowel movements. Visit your physician for more information and a referral to a colorectal surgeon for an exam and or treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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