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I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

I know that constipation could lead to hemorrhoids. But I've heard that laxatives could cause hemorrhoids too. Any thoughts?

Fiber: Fiber, especially in fruits and vegetables can ease constipation without causing hemorrhoids. Stool softeners like fiber are safe to use regularly. Laxatives should be used sparingly. ...Read more

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I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

I have been constipated for 5 days now, tried increasing water, 3 days of laxatives and stool softeners. Strained so hard have hemorrhoids, help?

Change your diet: You need to change your life style and your diet and keep your bowels regular and soft with the least use of laxative you need to have a colonoscopy if you did not have one in the last fice years you need to eat more fruits and vegetables and eat more fibers and hydrate yourself real well slow down on red meat and greassy food exercise, use sitz bath and OTC medicine for hemorrhoid ...Read more

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I am 23 years old. I have mild hemoroid and anal fisher for one year. I have constipation and I use laxative. How I treat that? What drug prescript?

I am 23 years old. I have mild hemoroid and anal fisher for one year. I have constipation and I use laxative. How I treat that? What drug prescript?

Avoid constipation: Hemorrhoids are exacerbated by constipation and the "pushing" necessary. Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to keep stools soft. Most fissures will heal with a topical cream./ if not, surgery can help. See a doc. ...Read more

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Have hemroids and bleeding in my stool can laxatives work for me since I'm constipated?

Have hemroids and bleeding in my stool can laxatives work for me since I'm constipated?

Constipation and: Hemorrhoid management work together. Increasing fiber--whole grain bread/cereal, fruits and veggies--generous water intake and more exercise should help regularity. OTC creams or suppositories can improve the pain/symptoms of hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding. You should only use them about a week. If bleeding persists, see doc for eval and possible rubber band ligation or injection of hemorrhoid ...Read more

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Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Other way round: Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids and constipation cause contractions?

Can hemorrhoids and constipation cause contractions?

They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of dietary fiber. When the colon and rectum have to generate more pressure than they are designed to work at, this results in cramps, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. ...Read more

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I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

See Colorectal surg: See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam. A number of things can cause rectal pain and correct diagnosis is key to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation?

Have internal hemorrhoid that's comin out will anucort suppositories help or prep h wipes & ointment be best. Was on med that caused constipation?

Avoid constipation: Should avoid meds that cause constipation. also do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, and apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, suppositories don't help much. High fiber diet is also beneficial. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

No: Hemorrhoids or swollen veins of the rectum, . Can swell, bleedi and cause pain or discomfort. They do not, however, cause constipation. Constipation is more commonly a dietary problem or related to medications you may be taking. Try fiber pills like metamucil and occ. Laxatives when needed. For persistent constipation or a change in bowel habits, do see a doctor for an exam. Peter wilk, m. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!

Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!

Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids do not cause those symptoms. Bleeding is the usual complication. Your symptoms, if common, are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. If this is the problem and you can't identify triggers of diarrhea, research the fodmap diet showing what foods to avoid. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best on this matter. ...Read more

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If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?

If increased straining causes diverticular disease then why don't websites list it as a complication of constipation along with hemorrhoids?

Routinely incomplete: Primary driver diverticuli is constipation, delaying emptying (not straining) & largely subconscious. Straining just another symptom, after the fact & occasional. Many factors involved in constipation including lack of activity, low fiber (soluble fiber binds water slowing colon re-absorption), etc. Docs don't know everything, medical advice usually oversimplified/incomplete, usual human behavior! ...Read more

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Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Constipation: Hemorrhoids are extremely rare in a toddler. The purple color is likely congestion as a result of constipation. Constipation will cause the color, bleeding and pain with stools. If there is a very red color with a distinct border surrounding the anus, that is usually due to streptococcus and is very painful. ...Read more

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Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

Any irregular bowel: Habits need physician attention for examination and work up, to find the cause and to cure, call your doctor take appointment. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between constipation and hemorrhoids?

What's the relationship between constipation and hemorrhoids?

Pressure!: In a nutshell--constipation is often described by patients as straining to have bm's. Pushing increases venous engorgement, and as hemorrhoids are ' a bag' of blood vessels, they swell. Repeated straining over time weakens their attachments to the walls of your rectum, allowing them to protrude and thus bleed, hurt, clot and otherwise cause the problems people call hemorrhoids! ...Read more

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I have been bleeding from my butt. No hemorrhoids, no tears, no constipation, it's coming from inside. It's bright red.

I have been bleeding from my butt. No hemorrhoids, no tears, no constipation, it's coming from inside. It's bright red.

Go see your doctor: The good news is that you've figured out the common but not dangerous causes of bright red bleeding from your bowel. So now it's time for you to go see your family doc to check for causes like diverticulosis ; inflammatory bowel disease (not to be confused w/irritable bowel syndrome). Bleeding disorder might cause this too so stop any aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen etc at least until you see ur doc. ...Read more

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Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or anusol. You should avoid constipation so that the hemorrhoids don't recur. Your doctor can do an anoscopy in the office to determine the size of hemorrhoids. If there is partial blockage sensation, you might want to consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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