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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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Can internal and external hemorrhoids cause excessive passing of gas or a heavy feeling in the rectum?

Here are some ...: Hemorrhoids - internal or external - itself would not cause excessive gas passing and feeling heaviness in the rectum. which are more likely related with indigestion or inflammatory bowel disorders. So, collect the onset, degree, progress, etc. of the symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring those to see Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, & possible tests such as fecal analysis, endo.. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause discomfort in the very lower abdomen like gas pains as well as rear end. ?

Can hemorrhoids cause discomfort in the  very lower abdomen like gas pains as well as rear end.  ?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids would not cause abdominal pain, but can cause rectal discomfort. Lower abdomen discomfort can be from constipation, urinary infection, gynecologic, etc. Needs an examination if not already gone to check for hemorrhoids or consider colonoscooy if you have not had one done before. ...Read more

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Blood when wiping after bowel movement, stomach pressure/cramps after eating and increased gas. No external hemorrhoids. What could cause this?

Blood when wiping after bowel movement, stomach pressure/cramps after eating and increased gas. No external hemorrhoids. What could cause this?

GI disease: Gi symptoms are complex and difficult to determine on a site like this. Irritable bowel, crohn's, hemorrhoids, food intolerance, etc are all issues that need to be explored. A visit to a gastroenterologist or even a cool-rectal surgeon appears to be in order to define the problem and treat the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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Is it normal when you have a hemorrhoids and is super difficult to pass gas or sometimes can't even fart?

Is it normal when you have a hemorrhoids and is super difficult to pass gas or sometimes can't even fart?

Piles of trouble: Hemorrhoids may be thrombosed (clotted) and swollen and painful. They can also prolapse and extend out of the anal canal. Try sitting in a hot bath to relax the sphincter muscles. A visit to the doctor for anoscopy exam seems reasonable to rule out other conditions. ...Read more

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Waited 3 weeks.Int Hemorrhoid gone down to small pin-prick when sitting long,passing gas hard, forcing stool.Haven't had sex in then.Can I resume w bf?

Waited 3 weeks.Int Hemorrhoid gone down to small pin-prick when sitting long,passing gas hard, forcing stool.Haven't had sex in then.Can I resume w bf?

More to your story: but it seems you're pretty constipated and you want to know if you can have sex w/ anal penetration? good chance that your hemorrhoids will come back with the straining - you want to deal with that. drink at least 2L fluid daily, make sure you get 25-30mg fiber, prn miralax if you need to. anal intercourse potentially uncomfortable though not medically contraindicated from what you say above. ...Read more

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Male 26. Recent constipation for several days. Bm returning to normal now but pressure in rectum that feels like gas. Cancer? Hemorrhoid? No ins.

Unlikely: Probably more related to diet. Colon cancer can occur at your age but common things are more likely. If there is a family history of cancer, then go see someone. Is there a free health clinic you can go to? Could be a hemorrhoid but more likely diet. Hope this helps. ...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?

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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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


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