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Doctor insights on: Does Sitting On Cold Surfaces Cause Hemorrhoids

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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 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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What causes rid of a hemorrhoid permanently?

What causes rid of a hemorrhoid permanently?

They wont: Surgery or ligation/ banding are the only options for permanent removal; however this is only recommended after trying other rx, & only if the symptoms are really bad. Preventing constipation can help releive symptoms greatly. ...Read more

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What makes some medications cause hemorrhoids?

That's not common: It's unusual for medications to cause hemorrhoids. What is more common is for medications to cause constipation which can cause hemorrhoids. The best way to avoid this is to have enough fiber in your diet. Remember that any bleeding is abnormal and should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hemorrhoid cause a blockage?

I would recommend...: A large hemorrhoid could cause a blockage or obstruction. If you think you are having a blockage, please see your physician. There are other causes for obstructions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

What are the causes of hemorrhoids and how do they treat them?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is there any particular cause for the development of hemorrhoids?

Is there any particular cause for the development of hemorrhoids?

Straining to have BM: When the stool is small it requires more effort to pass. This bearing down effort to move stool is what causes the dilation of the hemorroidal veins. With chrnoic straiingn during bowel movement the veins get weaker and weaker and dilate more. A high fiber diet makes large soft stools that are easy to pass and hemorroids less likely to form. ...Read more

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If my wife sits on the cold floor(cement floor) will she develop hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids: are NOT caused by cold floors; however, very prolonged sitting: truck drivers, office workers, prolonged seating can be causes. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids could disappear by themselves ? And if they do what is the cause?

Do hemorrhoids could disappear by themselves ? And if they do what is the cause?

Yes: Once you have hemorrhoids will stay with you , but possible to have very prolonged remission of years , due to you habits , avoiding constipation , healthy high fibre diet , hydration etc. ...Read more

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Will a hemorrhoid cause a scar?

Will a hemorrhoid cause a scar?

Hemorrhoid.: Usually unlikely but some people do exhibit increased scarring effect. In your past, have you had any surgical incisions that did not heal smoothly? ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause a high ESR?

Can hemorrhoids cause a high ESR?

Not usually : Though it is possible if one gets infected which is not usually the case. ...Read more

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