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Can internal hemorrhoids cause pelvic or urinary pain?

Can internal hemorrhoids cause pelvic or urinary pain?

Usually...: Not the expected symptoms for hemorrhoids. They can cause anal irritation, itching, bleeding, but should not be the cause of pelvic pain or urinary issues. See your doctor for further evaluation and management of your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing, cramping, aching, ...Read more


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I have hemorrhoids and can't get rid of them, why? I also have pelvic pain. Ate they inter related?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are permanent. Although they may recede they usually return. They can become inflamed and occlude (thrombosis), which is a surgical emergency. There are several ways of treating them including diet, fiber and surgical intervention. Pelvic pain can come from ovarian cysts, endometriosis, tumors, infection (pid), diverticulitis, appendicitis, etc. A pelvic exam and ultrasound can help. ...Read more

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Had a pelvic/abd CT scan w/iv, rectal & oral contrast. How accurate for crc detection. Have bleeding from internal hemorrhoids now. Ct was 3 years ago?

Had a pelvic/abd CT scan w/iv, rectal & oral contrast. How accurate for crc detection. Have bleeding from internal hemorrhoids now. Ct was 3 years ago?

Not the best....: For diagnosing colon cancer, especially since it was done 3 years ago. There is a dedicated ct colonography procedure for colon polyp evaluation, but I do not know if that is what you had done 3 years ago. I do not know your age or medical background. New changes in your bowel function indicates the need for a new evaluation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?

Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele, uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more

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I am being treated for grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, can they cause urinary or prostate type pain?

I am being treated for grade 2 internal hemorrhoids, can they cause urinary or prostate type pain?

No it does not: Hemorroids causes painless bleeding from the rectum and usually associated with defecation. It can cause a heaviness in that area and itching on occasion but will not cause severe pain unless the hemorroid is Stage 3 (which means its bleeding, prolapsed and edematous and swollen and so cannot return back into the rectum. This is treated with surgery thanks ...Read more

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I heard internal hemorrhoids are painless and I have them and mine definately are not painless. How do I treat them if they were caused by diarrhea?

I heard internal hemorrhoids are painless and I have them and mine definately are not painless. How do I treat them if they were caused by diarrhea?

Rectal suppository: You can try a rectal suppository like preparation H which can be picked up over the counter at a local pharmacy, this contains hydrocortisone cream which will decrease the size and swelling of the hemorrhoids, it is also possible these hemorrhoids are X ternal which may be causing pain. Lastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids remlastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so I think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Can strawberry seeds irritate internal hemorrhoids and cause rectal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are associated with hard stools, straining and some circulatory problems. Strawberry seeds will not cause hemorrhoids, but increased water intake and dietary fiber may be helpful if chronic constipation and straining are making the hemorrhoids worse. If bleeding continues, be sure to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that there may be internal hemorrhoids that cause blood to appear during defecation?

Is it possible that there may be internal hemorrhoids that cause blood to appear during defecation?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding. However, if the patient is over 40, or if local otc treatment is not helpful, then further evaluation by a gastroenterologist should be sought. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Yes: It's possible but you should definitely speak to a doctor about this to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage.
And yes, is often cause for blood in stool. Now we must discuss treatment and prevention. I suggest that the cause is a hard stool. More fiber & exercise. No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min. Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids to cause tummy pains?

Do internal hemorrhoids to cause tummy pains?

No: Internal hemorrhoids may have little or no symptoms, sometimes mild rectal bleeding or mild anal aching. External hemorrhoids can cause pain and swelling around the anal area. Constipation can result in abdominal fullness with discomfort, & straining to have bowel movements can cause hemorrhoid condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex with non-painful internal hemorrhoids? It was caused by not using lube before, but I always use lube now and am w/o pain.

Is it safe to have anal sex with non-painful internal hemorrhoids? It was caused by not using lube before, but I always use lube now and am w/o pain.

Not Recommended: If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to improve or resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids cause erectile dysfunction?

No: There is no evidence that hemorrhoids have any effect on erections. ...Read more

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Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Yes possible in few: But not usual symptom., see you your doctor to find other causes, that cause incomplete evacuation of rectum, after examination, endoscopy may perform anorectal mono- metric studies, to solve your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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