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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 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
I'm 38 year old fml (fluorometholone). 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 (magnesium hydroxide) 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 more
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
For really bad hemorrhoids you need to decrease the inflammation and keep it clean. Keeping it clean involves sitz baths. Do this after every bowel movement. This is basically cleaning you bottom with warm water for a short period. It cleans and helps decrease inflammation. Do not sit on the toilet to read.
If really bad see a proctologist, colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Can a woman with hemorrhoids still be able to please her partner rectally? Would she still be capable of anal sex, is what I'm asking. Not the grin and bear it kind, but be a willing participant?
Anal penetration: Is not advisable if you have hemorrhoids. ...Read more
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?
Surgery or time: Depending on the type and extent of your hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus), time alone may make them shrink. For some women, permanent enlarged internal hemorrhoids may prolapse out with bowel movements and require surgery. External hemorrhoids usually shrink, but will leave tags of skin in their wake, which can be bothersome, and make hygiene difficult. Surgery is indicated then. ...Read more
Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. ...Read more
Is it possible to have hemorrhoids in the the female urinary tract (along with having hemorrhoids in the anal region)?
No: Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels around the rectum. You can have prolapse and other bulges in the vaginal area but not hemorrhoids. ...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 more
What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman
At your age, the blood loss from hemorrhoids, in additional to menstrual blood loss would predispose your to getting iron deficiency anemia. When you see your doctor discuss it with her/him.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have internal hemorrhoids. I'm a female. Can vaginal intercourse affect them? Is it have any problem to get pregnant even have hemorrhoids?
No and no: Yes its possible to get pregnant and they don't affect vaginal intercourse ...Read more
Female: I have what I thought was a hemorrhoid but now not so sure. It is a red lump by anus that has a yellow color to it very painful, no pus?
You should go see yo: You need to see your doctor for physical examination. It may be an inflamed hemorrhoid (Piles). This will need treatment otherwise you can get severely constipated and get into further trouble because of pain and inflammation/infection. Local application of medication is necessary to help you heal this area. So you should see your PCP right away in 24 hours or go to the ER for treatment. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 31 years old female, had hemorrhoids surgery 1 month ago and now have terrible pain on my both sides of the lower abdomen go to toilet 5-6 tim?
When I wipe after a bowel movement the toilet paper is full of blood. Could this be an intestinal problem or hemorrhoids? I'm a 26 yr old female.
Prob Hemorrhoids: Probably hemorrhoids but you should be evaluated for other causes of bleeding in the GI tract. ...Read more
What kind of doctor should I see for hemorrhoids? I am a woman and suspect I have hemorrhoids because my anus itches all the time. I've tried over-the-counter medications (tucks), and have changed my diet to make sure I am getting plenty of fiber and wate
CBC shows 11.0 HGB and 33.5 HCT, all other values normal. Prev CBC 4 wks ago 12.3HGB and 37.7HCT. I am 48yr woman with heavy periods, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, gerd. Am concerned about sudden drop, report says normal value range11.8 and 34.0. THX?
Drop: Secondary to your bleeding. Get an endometrial ablation ...Read more
Redness and burning from perineum (female) to anus. Constipated, always have to strain poop. Anus looks like it's bruised. Hemorrhoid?
Probably: Can try some hemorrhoid cream for now, but ou should go to your primary care provider to get it looked at to be sure. Ok to get in within the next week or two unless symptoms are more severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more
54 yr old female - umbilical area cramping, bloated - slight constipation/diarrhea-+ hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding-no fever or nausea?
Female 18 healthy. Mucus/blood stool. Stomach cramping bloating painful stomach ache. Did blood test and hemorrhoid check. Everything came back normal?
I have an hemorrhoid for a week now and it’s not going down and I used home treatments but it’s not working. Please help cuz I don’t want to go to th.
Consult your Doctor: Your Doctor would be able to confirm the diagnoses and suggest the correct treatment. ...Read more
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have apurple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options. ...Read more
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment is recommended, and includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more
What to do:
It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.
Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more
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