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Constipation With Hemorrhoids
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
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
I am having problems using the bathroom. Major constipation plus hemorrhoids. Any good treatments?
What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman
Anemia: At your age, the blood loss from hemorrhoids, in additional to menstrual blood loss would predispose your to getting iron deficiency anemia. When you see your doctor discuss it with her/him. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
54 yr old female - umbilical area cramping, bloated - slight constipation/diarrhea-+ hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding-no fever or nausea?
Vegetarian, changed my diet because of constipation & hemorrhoids.Why does my stool come out as tiny balls.Not as a regular long stool.
HYDRATE: I suspect you are under hydrated. The colon's function is to pull excess fluid from the body waste. If you are under hydrated, your stool will become very firm. So, drink more water and juices, make sure you take in a good supply of grains, and take it easy on the dairy products. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Am prone to constipation and excruciating hemorrhoids. Will 10mgs amitriptyline make problem more extreme, or are side effcs unlikely at low dose?
Depends: If you get side effects, you get them. Every patient is different. If you aren't already, you should be on fiber supplements 2-3 times a day, plenty of fluids (apple juice is wonderful) and lots of fruit and veggies. Use vaseline down below. If you still struggle, you have to weight the benefit of the medicine vs the problems it causes. Many have stopped Amitriptyline due to the contstipation. ...Read more
I have constipation and mild hemorrhoids.I've been using a syrup(duphalac 300 ml) for the stools to be soft and regular.Does it have any side effects?
Duphulac: Mild side effects may include gas, bloating, nausea, stomach rumbling (borborygmi), cramps. More severe side effects that should be reported to doc may include diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, seizures. Any medicine can cause allergic reaction: seek help immediately if get rash, hives, swelling of face/ tongue/throat, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing. ...Read more
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