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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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 prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Can prolonged sitting on a toilet everyday reading exert enough pressure to cause hemorrhoids or anything else long term?

Sitting on toilet: Sitting on the toilet for prolonged period of time waiting for a bowel movement is like putting a tourniquet around your hemorrhoids, so they engorge with blood and then become symptomaticc when passing the stool. For the same reason i discourage sitting on those inflatable donuts when you have rectal pain. Use a broad surfaced bed pillow rather than the donut if needed. Indeed if your are constip. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Piles: Aging, obesity, pregnancy, chronic constipation or diarrhea, excessive use of enemas or laxatives, straining during bowel movements, and spending too much time on the toilet are considered contributing factors. Heredity may also play a part in some cases. There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids are caused by jobs requiring, for instance, heavy lifting or long hours of sitting, although >>. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bowel movements. If you strain to move stool, the increased pressure causes the veins in this tissue to swell and stretch. This can cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids often develop in people with constipation, those who are overweight, or during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

What causes hemorrhoids?

excessive pressure: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal area. Varicose veins are stretched veins caused by higher than normal pressure. Hemorrhoids are usually caused by chronic straining with bowel movements. They are also commonly seen in pregnant women close to delivery because the uterus tends to back up flow in the veins from the anal area. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids?

Straining: Several things can influence hemorrhoids. Straining at stools with constipation and diarrhea, pregnancy, delivery, weight lifting. One other cause common with men more than women is spending excess time on the toilet. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hemorrhoids or piles?

Straining: Swollen hemorrhoids reflect either excessive straining or chronic poor bowel habilts. Hemorrhoids are a normal part of rectal anatomy and only become swollen and inflamed secondary to the above causes. ...Read more

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