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Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Other way round: Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!

Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!

Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids do not cause those symptoms. Bleeding is the usual complication. Your symptoms, if common, are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. If this is the problem and you can't identify triggers of diarrhea, research the fodmap diet showing what foods to avoid. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best on this matter. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids and constipation cause contractions?

Can hemorrhoids and constipation cause contractions?

They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of dietary fiber. When the colon and rectum have to generate more pressure than they are designed to work at, this results in cramps, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. ...Read more

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How can you solve internal hemorrhoids causing constipation?

Reverse that: Other way around -- hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty fluids to keep stools soft. Don't sit for long periods on the toilet. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

No: Hemorrhoids or swollen veins of the rectum, .
Can swell, bleedi and cause pain or discomfort.
They do not, however, cause constipation. Constipation is more commonly a dietary problem or related to medications you may be taking. Try fiber pills like metamucil and occ. Laxatives when needed.
For persistent constipation or a change in bowel habits, do see a doctor for an exam.
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I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

See Colorectal surg: See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam. A number of things can cause rectal pain and correct diagnosis is key to effective treatment. ...Read more

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I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

Fiber: Fiber, especially in fruits and vegetables can ease constipation without causing hemorrhoids. Stool softeners like fiber are safe to use regularly. Laxatives should be used sparingly. ...Read more

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Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation?

Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation?

Avoid constipation: Should avoid meds that cause constipation. also do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, and apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, suppositories don't help much. High fiber diet is also beneficial. ...Read more

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If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?

If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?

Routinely incomplete: Primary driver diverticuli is constipation, delaying emptying (not straining) & largely subconscious. Straining just another symptom, after the fact & occasional. Many factors involved in constipation including lack of activity, low fiber (soluble fiber binds water slowing colon re-absorption), etc. Docs don't know everything, medical advice usually oversimplified/incomplete, usual human behavior! ...Read more

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Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Constipation: Hemorrhoids are extremely rare in a toddler. The purple color is likely congestion as a result of constipation. Constipation will cause the color, bleeding and pain with stools. If there is a very red color with a distinct border surrounding the anus, that is usually due to streptococcus and is very painful. ...Read more

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Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Any irregular bowel: Habits need physician attention for examination and work up, to find the cause and to cure, call your doctor take appointment. ...Read more

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How long do untreated hemorrhoids hurt for after constipation?

Hemmorhoids: A thrombosed hem will usually hurt for a few days then gradually resolve, so the worst pain is likely a week or less then slowly better over another couple of weeks. It would hurt a lot less and resolve a lot quicker if you let a surgeon treat it very soon after the clot forms. Then get more fiber in your diet to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How can I cure a hemorrhoid from constipation?

How can I cure a hemorrhoid from constipation?

Yes, but: Most hemorrhoid flare ups are associated with constipation, and most people improve when they addressed their constipation. However, if you developed grade iii prolapse, it requires surgery. ...Read more

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What is the homoeopathic path to treat constipation and hemorrhoids?

What is the homoeopathic path to treat constipation and hemorrhoids?

None.: Homeopathy is junk science. Try nutrition first. Add a fiber supplement and plenty of fluids and forget about homeopathy. ...Read more

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I always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

I always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

Colonoscopy: Have you seen a GI specialist. There may a be a cause other than classic constipation that is causing your symptoms. You may need to be scoped. If nothing is found, there are other studies that may show how your colon is functioning. A GI specialist can guide you thru this. Increasing the (bulk) fiber in your diet and newer products like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can resolve most issues of constipation. ...Read more

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If my hemorrhoids haven't gone away in months, does that mean they will never go away without surgery? My constipation has barely gone away week ago.

If my hemorrhoids haven't gone away in months, does that mean they will never go away without surgery? My constipation has barely gone away week ago.

Too early to know: Hemorrhoids result from a variety of factors such as straining with constipation, weight lifting, pregnancy just to name a few. Once the cause of the hemorrhoids is addressed it takes time for them to resolve. Hemorrhoids that prolapse which means they come out of the anus typically require surgery. If they do not prolapse surgery usually can be avoided. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between constipation and hemorrhoids?

What's the relationship between constipation and hemorrhoids?

Pressure!: In a nutshell--constipation is often described by patients as straining to have bm's. Pushing increases venous engorgement, and as hemorrhoids are ' a bag' of blood vessels, they swell. Repeated straining over time weakens their attachments to the walls of your rectum, allowing them to protrude and thus bleed, hurt, clot and otherwise cause the problems people call hemorrhoids! ...Read more

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I have been bleeding from my butt. No hemorrhoids, no tears, no constipation, it's coming from inside. It's bright red.

I have been bleeding from my butt. No hemorrhoids, no tears, no constipation, it's coming from inside. It's bright red.

Go see your doctor: The good news is that you've figured out the common but not dangerous causes of bright red bleeding from your bowel. So now it's time for you to go see your family doc to check for causes like diverticulosis ; inflammatory bowel disease (not to be confused w/irritable bowel syndrome). Bleeding disorder might cause this too so stop any aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen etc at least until you see ur doc. ...Read more

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Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or anusol. You should avoid constipation so that the hemorrhoids don't recur. Your doctor can do an anoscopy in the office to determine the size of hemorrhoids. If there is partial blockage sensation, you might want to consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Grade 4 hemorrhoids for 5 years around whole region bleeding a lot after constipation and tried everything. Recent abd surgeries. What can I do?

Grade 4 hemorrhoids for 5 years around whole region bleeding a lot after constipation and tried everything. Recent abd surgeries. What can I do?

Not everything: Your hemorrhoids seem to be causing you problems. And you complain of constipation. That is almost always secondary to your diet. If you can change your diet (not easy for most people) you may be able to avoid some of the rectal bleeding. Voice your concerns to your doc and he may send you to a surgeon who will excise the hemorrhoids. Good luck. I know it's a pain in the ass! ...Read more

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I am having problems using the bathroom. Major constipation plus hemorrhoids. Any good treatments?

I am having problems using the bathroom. Major constipation plus hemorrhoids. Any good treatments?

Try: Drinking more liquids, increase fiber in diet with fruits and vegetables, avoid junk foods, add metamucil fiber daily, use laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if needed. ...Read more

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Been experiencing Constipation, noticed small bump in rectal area (maybe hemorrhoids) now perineum feels a bit hard and swollen on the rectal side?

Been experiencing Constipation, noticed small bump in rectal area (maybe hemorrhoids) now perineum feels a bit hard and swollen on the rectal side?

Hard bump: There are internal and external hemorrhoids. And you have constipation which may well be a proximal cause for your hemorrhoids. So first, get over constipation by altering diet (no rice, oatmeal, barley, bananas, milk) and Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Basically a bowel prep. Hopefully the bump will largely resolve itself by then. If not your GI doc will thank u for being so considerate. ...Read more

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Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids. Why does my stool come out as tiny balls. Not as a regular long stool.

Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids. Why does my stool come out as tiny balls. Not as a regular long stool.

HYDRATE: I suspect you are under hydrated. The colon's function is to pull excess fluid from the body waste. If you are under hydrated, your stool will become very firm. So, drink more water and juices, make sure you take in a good supply of grains, and take it easy on the dairy products. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman

What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman

Anemia: 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

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Am prone to constipation and excruciating hemorrhoids. Will 10mgs amitriptyline make problem more extreme, or are side effcs unlikely at low dose?

Am prone to constipation and excruciating hemorrhoids. Will 10mgs amitriptyline make problem more extreme, or are side effcs unlikely at low dose?

Depends: If you get side effects, you get them. Every patient is different. If you aren't already, you should be on fiber supplements 2-3 times a day, plenty of fluids (apple juice is wonderful) and lots of fruit and veggies. Use vaseline down below. If you still struggle, you have to weight the benefit of the medicine vs the problems it causes. Many have stopped Amitriptyline due to the contstipation. ...Read more

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