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Can you get hemorrhoids by sitting on cold concrete?

Can you get hemorrhoids by sitting on cold concrete?

No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins. They may cause symptoms from diarrhea or constipation, or from excessive repetetive straining. Treat the cause first and the hemorrhoids will respond. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Can you get hemorrhoids from flying on a plane? Does the elevation have an effect on them or is just from sitting? A friend said she got a hemorrhoid from riding on a plane.

Airplane travel: By itself does not cause hemorrhoids. But air travel can cause severe dehydration, leading to constipation at conclusion of flight and thus straining and a flare of hemorrhoids. You lose 20 ounces of fluids per hour of air travel just sleeping on the plane. I recommend drinkingat least 20 ounces every hour of air travel and must be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids, to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention.
Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read more

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Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Yes: Hemorrhoidal tissue is normal for everyone. U can not remove all of it as it will cause severe structure. Then u can't have a vowel movement. Best thing is to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam. ...Read more

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Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Ice/heat & topical: Alternate ice and heat the first 24 hours, then heat only--sit in tub of moderately hot water. Apply topical medication containing cortisone. Anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc.) will help with the pain & swelling. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hemorrhoid pain?

Pain: From hemorrhoids is usually due to an external hemorrhoid issue. If they are just swollen, bed rest for 24-48 hours and warm tub soaks work best. If it is thrombosed or clotted, seeing a colorectal surgeon to incise and drain will get the most prompt response. Be sure your pain is not due to an anal fissure as that is sometimes present and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

How do I get rid of hemorrhoid????

Start with an exam: The place to start is with an examination by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to assess if you (a) have hemorrhoids and (b) need treatment. All human beings have normal hemorrhoidal cushions in their lower rectum and anus.

Once you have been examined, the surgeon can give you a treatment plan. This plan may include surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Can you get hemorrhoids from anal?

Unlikely: Trauma to the ano-rectal region may result in an anal fissure (a tear in the lining) which can be painful. Hemorrhoids are normal swellings of tissue in the anal canal, and are aggravated by straining, hard stools, and poor bowel habits. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

How can I get rid of a hemorrhoid?

Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Can external hemorrhoids get bigger?

Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long. The veins can continue to enlarge with repeated irritation from constipation. Dink more water, eat more fiber (fruits & vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

How can a 7 month old get hemorrhoids?

I've never seen it: I see skin tags on a kids bottom occasionally & they often have a scratch inside their anus that bleeds if stool is hard are too large. Neither are a sign of hemorrhoids. I have never seen a true hemorrhoid in a kid in 3 decades of practice. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of this hemorrhoid at home?

Can I get rid of this hemorrhoid at home?

NO: Is it thrombosed? (red and painfully swollen) please do not try to lance it - terrible idea with high risk of bleeding and infection. Some topical and suppositories can reduce swelling but not "get rid of" symptomatic hemorrhoids. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid on an internal hemorrhoid?

How do you get rid on an internal hemorrhoid?

Diet and fluids: Generally warm tub soaks in plain water for 15-20 minutes several times per day and after a bm, bed rest if severely swollen and correcting constipation and/or diarrhea. Eat a high fiber diet and drink 80-100 oz of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily. Occasionaly rubber band ligation or surgery is indicated if the above fails to improve the situation. ...Read more

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How do women in mid twenties get hemorrhoids?

Risk Factors?: Factors that impact hemorrhoids include: straining w bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, constipation, or over-use of laxatives/ enemas. Just being in an upright position puts pressures on the veins that form hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Is it possible to get a hemorrhoid in your testicle?

Varicoceles occur: Collection of tortuous veins in left scrotum, feel like a "bag of worms" when standing ; can not be felt when recumbent. No you do not get hemorrhoids in the scrotum or testicle.
Varicoceles usually do not, but may cause any pain or discomfort. See a urologist if your condition causes any significant discomfort. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much?

Yes: Extra pressure in the anal area can irritate hemorrhoids. Prolonged sitting, prolonged straining with bowel movements, extra pressure from pgregnancy can all exacerbate hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What causes you to get hemorrhoids and how to prevent it?

Pressure: Hemorrhoids are similar to varicose veins of the legs - pressure and gravity cause them to form. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and i think i get hemorrhoids often what should I do?

I am 17 years old and i think i get hemorrhoids often what should I do?

diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can a person get hemorrhoids on there labias? If so are they really painful?

Hemorrhoids are: Associated with the rectum/anus. They are not associated with labia. If you have sore, painful lesions then recommend an evaluation by your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Continuous pressure when sitting. Question is, is it prostate or hemorrhoid related ?

Continuous pressure when sitting. 
Question is, is it prostate or hemorrhoid related ?

Need more history: It depends. Do you had a history of hemorrhoids in past? Problems with constipation? Such would imply likelihood of hemorrhoid relationship.
An enlarged prostate would not give you pressure when sitting, but prostatitis may present as pain with urination or perhaps pressure. In any case, more information would be needed to define your problem. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids! i get them a lot and they're painful, and they're frustrating. What can I do?

Hemorrhoids! i get them a lot and they're painful, and they're frustrating. What can I do?

Depends on how bad: Warm sitz baths, sitting in a warm tub for 20 minutes, two or three times a day may be helpful. Over-the-counter medications may be helpful such as stool softeners, otc creams or suppositories, rx creams or suppositories, injections to scar the hemorrhoid, banding to shrivel it up, or surgery. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should i get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should i get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, i would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colon cancer can. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small internal hemorrhoids and i really want to get ridconstipation, will that make the hemorrhoids shrink?

Yes: If hemorrhoid a are small, treat the constipation. Increase your fluid intake. Reduce cheese and dairy. Increase fibre, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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Dr said I have a hemorrhoid. Looks like a flap of skin where there used to be a tear on from me sitting on the toilet too long. Will it go away? Pls

Dr said I have a hemorrhoid. Looks like a flap of skin where there used to be a tear on from me sitting on the toilet too long. Will it go away? Pls

Hemorrhoid: That flap of skin is the hemorrhoid, and it will only go away if removed. You can see a gastroenterologist or general surgeon about the possiblities. ...Read more

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Why do pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Why do pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more