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Frequent Bowel Movements And 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
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
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
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
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
Not really: only if the hemorrhoid are painful it could cause problem because the patient avoid having BM because of the pain. in general you need to keep your bowels soft, by drinking a lot of water, average 10-12 bottles a day. you need to eat more fruits, and drink juices, you need to eat more fibers, more vegetables. you need to exercise daily. you might need to take some stool softener. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They shouldn't: Two enemas should not have a side effect of frequent bowel movements for a week. It sounds like something else is going on. If you changed your gut flora with the enemas, you might have an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria which is causing and perpetuating the problem. Consider some probiotics to help the problem. ...Read more
See below: Any time you sit on the toilet, gravity as well as the pushing that occurs with a normal bowel movement, moves blood into the hemorrhoidla veins. This causes them to swell. To improve the pain, do not spend too much time on the toilet and use baby or moist wipes. Avoid toilet paper - it only irritates the hemorrhoids more. ...Read more
There is a painful mass in my rectum that I can feel when I have a bowel movement. Is it more likely to be cancer or a hemorrhoid?
I have been experiencing lower spine/back pain and irregular/painful/frequent bowel movements for over a month and not getting better?
I have cramps along with hemorrhoids I just found out yesterday but pain meds are not helping have not had bowel movement since two days ?
Diet Changes?: Often, hemorrhoids and cramping are related to diet. Taking a fiber supplement such as Metamucil or Konsyl and avoiding constipation/diarrhea are most helpful. Be sure to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day. Avoid straining. Add a stool softener like Miralax if needed. Avoid straining on the toilet. https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/hemorrhoids ...Read more
Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding ? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.
External hemorrhoid: while internal hemorrhoids can occur without bleeding, external hemorrhoids will cause itching and pain. Try increasing the fiber in your diet, reduce the time you sit on the toilet, and use witch hazel/medicated pads on the area. If this fails to improve in two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
When I wipe after a bowel movement the toilet paper is full of blood. Could this be an intestinal problem or hemorrhoids? I'm a 26 yr old female.
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