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I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days.i've been applying a cream and taking pills ..i have frequent bowel movements.is it bcos of hemorrhoids..??

I've had hemorrhoids for the past 5 days.i've been applying a cream and taking pills ..i have frequent bowel movements.is it bcos of  hemorrhoids..??

No but frequent BM's: ...can aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Frequent BM's and the associated wiping can cause irritation, inflammation and protrusion of the hemorrhoids. Gentle wiping with an alcohol-free baby wipe or "Tucks" pads will help with the irritation. When your diarrhea settles down, the hemorrhoids should also. There are also OTC creams (e.g. Anusol) that may also help with hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

What could be causing frequent bowel movements?

Need more info.: There are so many possible causes that i can't list them all here; without more information on other symptoms, i can't narrow it down for you. I'd suggest seeing the doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid(piles), afraid of bowel movement, what to do?

Hemorrhoid(piles), afraid of bowel movement, what to do?

Hemorrhoids: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.*sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be >. ...Read more

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Will having a hemorrhoid make it feel like your gonna have a bowel movement 24/7?

Will having a hemorrhoid make it feel like your gonna have a bowel movement 24/7?

Rectal urgency: It is possible, especially if the hemorrhoid is large, internal. It acts like a mass, and your rectum tries to evacuate it. Don't be reassured by this answer, please get it checked by your doc. An exam, with additional tests will best serve you. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsening hemorrhoid irritation. Avoid constipation, drink more water, eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Should I try prep h?

Excruciating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Should I try prep h?

Bowel Movement Pain: Pain during bowel movements are usually due to anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus) or external hemorrhoids which have formed clots inside of them. The best thing to do is to see your physician who can accurately diagnose you and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

Frequent BMs After E: You may be describing gastro-colic reflex where the intake of food stimulates a bm. It may be triggered by a large meal and/or a fatty meal. Eating more often , smaller amounts with less fat content may help. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Yes: If you are predisposed to prolapse, a large bm can certainly be the precipitating event. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more