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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much?

Yes: Extra pressure in the anal area can irritate hemorrhoids. Prolonged sitting, prolonged straining with bowel movements, extra pressure from pgregnancy can all exacerbate hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of external hemorrhoids?

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids?

Surgery: ... Unfortunately that is the only way to rid external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded however very easily. ...Read more

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How to get rid of external hemorrhoids? Witch hazel?

How to get rid of external hemorrhoids? Witch hazel?

No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign skin tags from prior hemorrhoidal flares. I personally do not recommend witch hazel ever, as many people will develop a sensitivity reaction, like an allergic reaction, to it after repeated use. ...Read more

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I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?

I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?

Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath ...Read more

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24f I have external hemorrhoids and want to be intimate with my partner for the first time. Anything I can do to get rid of them? Quite self conscious

24f I have external hemorrhoids and want to be intimate with my partner for the first time. Anything I can do to get rid of them? Quite self conscious

Surgery?: External hemorrhoids that have been present for years do not respond to creams, etc, so if they are large enough to cause you problems, removal is really the only solution. See your local general surgeon or colon & rectal surgeon to discuss best options for you. Usualy an outpatient procedure, and although painful to recover from, very short-lived and should diminish your 'embarassment'. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 6months pregnant and i'm experiencing external hemorrhoids, how can I get rid of them?

Wait: At this point in pregnancy, is better to go conservative, because the same pregnancy will make any treatment to fail. Preganancy is a condition that promotes hemorrhoids. ...Read more