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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can you enjoy anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Can you enjoy anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

No: I can not condone anal sex. The orefice is an exit not an entrance. Significan t damage can occur to the tissue and to the sphincter mechanism leading to incontinence and a multitude of infections including std's. Use the anus as it was intended: an exit!

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can you have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Can you have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Sure but: Not recommended as it can be painful and cause significant bleeding and damage to the anal sphincter. The anus is generally an "exit" not an "entrance".

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

If you had a: Painful or large hemorrhoid than anal receptive sex may be painful. Friction against a friable hemorrhoid might lead to bleeding.

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Is it okay to have anal sex if you have a hemorrhoid?

Is it okay to have anal sex if you have a hemorrhoid?

Depends: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups.

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Dr. Kirpal Singh Dr. Singh
Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. If any concerns see a physician to have things assessed.

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex?

Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex?

No: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can you have anal sex if hemorrhoids?

Yes and no: Hemorrhoids can be aggravated by anal intercourse, among many other problems associated to the act, including but not limitted to infections, std's, varying degrees of incontinence, bleeding and p[ain. The anus was designed as an exit, not an entrance. Use your best judgement, however I can not condone anal intercourse.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are already painful or are large or bleeding.

Dr. Peter Lydon Dr. Lydon
Surgery
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal sex?

No: We all have hemorrhoids. Yes, they can be irritated with any form of local trauma such as a hard stool, anal toys, and anal sex.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

Carefully: Repeated trauma to the rectum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse. Solution would be to use plenty of lube and dilation with fingers or similar objects. Can use hemorrhoid steroid cream on finger to apply locally internally. Use condoms to reduce risk of infections.

Dr. Rajiv Sharma Dr. Sharma
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Yes. It will.: Increased pressure in anorectal canal and strain on the supporting connective tissue can make hemorrhoids worse. Also raises risk of fissures and bleed.

Dr. Kirpal Singh Dr. Singh
Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it ok to have anal sex with hemorrhoids?

Is it ok to have anal sex with hemorrhoids?

Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. If any concerns see a physician to have things assessed.

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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can you get hemorrhoids by having anal sex?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins of the ano-rectal area. The mechanical forces of penile-anal sex or toys to anal area can contribute to internal and external hemorrhoids. Bleeding may occur. Thrombosis (clot) may occur and thus pain. Make sure you use safe sex practices, use liberal and appropriate lubrication and if concerned see your pcp, ano-rectal specialist or other md.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can you get hemorrhoids from having anal sex?

Can you get hemorrhoids from having anal sex?

Yes: Anything that irritates local area can lead to development of hemorrhoids.

Dr. Kirpal Singh Dr. Singh
Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. It is best to ask ur doctor as they can assess things in person.

Dr. Michael Sinclair Dr. Sinclair
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is anal sex a bad idea if you have hemorrhoid?

Is anal sex a bad idea if you have hemorrhoid?

Yes: A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein, usually with a clot in it, in the area of the anus. Having anal sex will irritated the hemorrhoid, cause pain, possibly bleeding and probably delay the healing. If the hemorrhoids are old, chronic and non tender, then anal sex may or may not aggravate them.

Dr. You Sung Sang Dr. Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I have a hemorrhoid and I had anal sex now it's swollen it does not hurt but it bothers me what can I do?

I have a hemorrhoid and I had anal sex now it's swollen it does not hurt but it bothers me what can I do?

Watch, wait, & see.: So to see if body natural healing may take place as long as slowly and surely getting better day by day; or try soothing cream like Preparation-H and see. If not improving as expected, seek evaluation, care, & counseling. Of course, be known: Anus is meant for bowel movement, not sex resulting from pleasure-seeking fantasy. More? Seek Evaluation, counseling,,,

Dr. Scott Schieber Dr. Schieber
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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I was told I had internal anal hemorrhoids (which have been painful). How long until they heal? When can I have anal sex with my partner?

When no pain / blood: By definition, internal hemorrhoids should not be painful (but may bleed). External hemorrhoids ARE (generally) painful. You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex.

Dr. Natalie Sieb Dr. Sieb
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I had internal anal hemorrhoids (painful).How long until they completely heal? When can I have anal sex with my partner? There's nearly no pain

I had internal anal hemorrhoids (painful).How long until they completely heal? When can I have anal sex with my partner? There's nearly no pain

A few days to weeks: Hemorrhoids can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to heal, and I'd say once they stop bleeding and cease being painful you can resume anal sex with your partner. If the hemorrhoids become thrombosed (get a blood clot within them) it can take up to 3 months to heal on their own and more intensive treatment may be necessary.

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