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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! ...Read more

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The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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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". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

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,,, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get a hemorrhoid from anal sex?

Can you get a hemorrhoid from anal sex?

Yes!: Especially if already present, they can be exacerbated. But frequent anal sex can cause hemorrhoids, but many do not get them. ...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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Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Not by itself: But it can cause bleeding. And usually, internal hemorrhoids means external ones, too, which can become painful. Anal sex is not recommended if you have hemorrhoids of any kind, because it will just make it worse. ...Read more

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I sometimes get hemorrhoids and im really scared to have anal sex because I can't stand having another breakout. They come and go and IV had at least one break out a year since my junior year in highschool im 24 now. I can't imagine why that would happen.

Hemorrhoids: In a young person occur most commonly because of chronic constipation and lack of fiber in your diet. Anal sex is another matter entirely, and can certainly provide another means of aggravating or causing recurrent hemorrhoids, especially in a gay male. Make sure your partner uses a condom, adequate lubrication, and be safe. ...Read more

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Can oral and anal sex make u more prone to cancer? And why do they cause hemorrhoids?

Can oral and anal sex make u more prone to cancer? And why do they cause hemorrhoids?

Depends on exposure: One concern: human papilloma virus (hpv) exposure has been shown to increase the risk of oral cancer. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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I have mild external hemorrhoids and sometimes it hurts and bleeds a little. Is it dangerous to have anal sex?

I have mild external hemorrhoids and sometimes it hurts and bleeds a little. Is it dangerous to have anal sex?

Uncomfortable: Not dangerous, but may cause more discomfort and bleeding. Also, good to know if you have anal HPV related disease. Your health care provider will be able to determine this. ...Read more

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I have internal hemorrhoids and im 21. I would like to have anal sex. How can I heal them at home and when can I have anal sex?

Hemorrhoids: You didn't mention if hemorrhoids are bleeding or painful. Symptom relief can be obtained by sitting in a tub of warm water for 15-20 minutes at least once a day. A prescription suppository (anusol hc) or over the counter preparation h cream used after the tub should help to reduce size & discomfort from hemorrhoids. Assure that hemorrhoids not an std or other health problem is not the cause. ...Read more

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Got a hemorrhoid in area between my balls and anus. How can this affect anal sex for me? It always burns/hurts when I do anal even with lots of lube!

May or May Not: The area in question is called the perineum, and a bump in this area can result from several conditions. Some are infectious, either viral or bacterial (molluscum contagiosum, condyloma or abcess) versus hemorrhoids or skin tags related to prior tears and in rare cases cancer. Any sexual activity raises risk for sexually transmitted infections, so I suggest an in-person appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you need to clean out your anus before anal sex? Recommendations (gay bottom here). Secondly, after a hemorrhoid flare, how long to wait? No blood

Do you need to clean out your anus before anal sex? Recommendations (gay bottom here). Secondly, after a hemorrhoid flare, how long to wait? No blood

Clean is best: With having an anal fissure and bleeding, anal sex can be quite uncomfortable and most likely will cause more bleeding. If you still want to continue wait until your hemorrhoid is not bleeding and there is no pain with deification. ...Read more

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How long after a hemorrhoid rubber band ligation should I wait to have safe, protected, lubricated anal sex?

3weeks: Depending on the size of the internal hemorrhoid treated with rbl it would take from 1 to 3 weeks for the subsequent ulcer created to completely heal. ...Read more

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If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?

Either one: I don't think there is a particular advantage between the two. There may be some sutures involved initially with thd, but these dissolve within 3-4 weeks. The hemorrhoid bands fall off after 5-10 days.
With both procedures, it would be advisable to wait at least 1 month to allow the inflammation from the procedure to resolve. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a hemorrhoid or a boil? It painful and bleeding, at the very edge of rectum. Can anal sex cause either? How do I treat it?

How can I tell if I have a hemorrhoid or a boil? It painful and bleeding, at the very edge of rectum. Can anal sex cause either? How do I treat it?

See a doctor: abscess is rare unless you had one before or you have disease that can cause fistula
most likely it is either a hemorrhoid, or anal fissure that can cause severe pain and rectal bleeding and could get aggravated with anal sex
go and see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I was wondering if it's ok to have anal sex 12 days after you have a vaginal delivery. I've had no tears, no episiotomy or hemorrhoids. I feel fine :)

I was wondering if it's ok to have anal sex 12 days after you have a vaginal delivery. I've had no tears, no episiotomy or hemorrhoids. I feel fine :)

Generally safe: Given the specific scenario described, this is likely safe. Listen to your body, however, and stop if you feel discomfort. ...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.

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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Is it alright to have anal sex with my bf with a small hemorrhoid. Only stings if I sit too long, or slightly (pin-prick) when bathroom or passing gas?

Is it alright to have anal sex with my bf with a small hemorrhoid. Only stings if I sit too long, or slightly (pin-prick) when bathroom or passing gas?

Consider holding off: As further trauma to the hemorrhoid can lead to a longer symptomatic period. Realize what you mention in your "CONDITIONS" may be true and dome of your issues could be related to a fissure. Again consider holding off to allow for healing ...Read more

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