can stress cause hemorrhoids to flare up

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Dr. Gerald Neuberg answered:

Can stress and anxiety cause hemorrhoids?

Not really

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Moreso from straining from constipation, hard stool, childbirth, or some tendency. But some people's anxiety affects their bowel habits, and rarely anxious people have trouble relaxing their anal schincter.
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Are hemorrhoids caused by stress?

mechanical strain

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When you strain while defecating, it increases pressure in the veins of your anus which can then cause them to balloon out. Sitting on the toilet too long, having anal sex, being obese, having chronic constipation or diarrhea, and having a low fiber diet or even being pregnant can cause hemorrhoids. So, indirectly, the answer is yes if stress causes you to have the runs or constipation.
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Are hemorrhoids stress induced?

Agree w Dr Jacobson

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Stress can be related to constipation which can be related to hemorrhoids. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or Yoga.
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I'm stressed out, can this cause my hemorrhoids to flare up?

Yes

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yes
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Dr. Richard Rafoth answered:

Can hemorrhoids cause flat stools?

Yes

Hemorrhoids
From edema (swelling) at the anal opening and thus deformation of the stool as you pass it (like toothpaste out of a tube).
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Can hemorrhoids cause thinner stools?

Constipation

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Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get checked by your doc, you may need a colonoscopy. Don't just assume it is the hemorrhoid. A rectal mass could be more ominous to your overall health.
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can hemorrhoids cause testicular pain?

Perianal pain but

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Shouldn't involve testicles
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Can hemorrhoids cause testicle pain?

No

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However, if you have an accompanying varicocele, testis pain could occur. If you have both, see your MD to ensure you do not have a condition that could interfere with venous outflow from your pelvis.
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Can hemorrhoids cause tail bone pain?

Yes

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Hemorrhoids can cause specific pain just around the anus, or it can be more generalized in that area. Your body may feel this is pain around the tail bone. Some other conditions, like abscesses, can occur in this area that cause similar pain. If in doubt, have it checked out by your doctor.
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Dr. Jonathan Lau answered:

Can hemorrhoids cause lower back pain?

Not really

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external hemorrhoids usually dont cause back pain. internal ones unless they are causing bowel obstruction do not hurt also. im sure some preporation H can help. if not see your physician to see a proctologist or general surgeon who can talk to you about your options. and find out why u have back pain
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