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Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

Not really: Walking does not cause "hemorrhoids", but if you do have hemorrhoid prolapse (or a variety of other anal problems) walking may worsen your symptoms. Treatment of the underlying problem should eliminate the problem with walking. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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I keep getting anal fissures and hemorrhoids?

I keep getting anal fissures and hemorrhoids?

See doc: You need to see a doctor for an examination. You may be instructed to adjust your diet a little to prevent straining and hard stool. ...Read more

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I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

See doc: You need to see a doctor for an examination. You may be instructed to adjust your diet a little to prevent straining and hard stool. ...Read more

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Could IBS get worse before it gets better?

Could IBS get worse before it gets better?

Only if it is not lo: Part of ibs is the bowel pattern and discomfort--but being sure there is no other underlying disorder, colitis, ileitis, endometriosis, adhesion from prior surgery to name a few--and then an understanding of food intolerances, role of medications, and local infections. If there is a change in your symptoms, please notify your provider! ...Read more

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Sprained ankle getting worse and not healing. Swelling not staying down and I'm getting fatigued. Pain also getting worse and keeps cramping. Plz help?

Sprained ankle getting worse and not healing. Swelling not staying down and I'm getting fatigued. Pain also getting worse and keeps cramping. Plz help?

See an orthopedist: Then see an orthopedist and have the ankle evaluated. Has it been x rayed? If not, that is essential to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Do hives get progressively worse?

Do hives get progressively worse?

No: For people that have had hives for a long period of time (more than a couple months) they may get better and worse in intensity off and on, but don't usually worsen steadily or progressively. However, they may continue for a long time, which can be frustrating. Usually, we can find a combination of medicines that controls most hives, but it can take some trial and error to find what works. ...Read more

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If you start getting lower left abdominal pain from colon cancer, will it get worse and worse or it could go away?

If you start getting lower left abdominal pain from colon cancer, will it get worse and worse or it could go away?

Prob. diverticulosis: Either Cancer or diverticulitis will worsen over time and both can become deadly. Early diagnosis and treatment can save your life. Seek medical consultation ASAP ...Read more

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Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Absolutely: Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking. In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers. ...Read more

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Can I become blind from having bad eye sight; can nearsightedness keep getting worse and worse and worse?

Can I become blind from having bad eye sight; can nearsightedness keep getting worse and worse and worse?

Not exactly: Your nearsightedness will worsen until your late 20's and then stablize. As you age you will slowly lose your ability to focus up close. This will require glasses for both distance as well as bifocals to read up close. But you won't lose your ability to see. ...Read more

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Why are my eye floaters getting bigger and worse?

Why are my eye floaters getting bigger and worse?

See opthalmologist: Age and inflammation can commonly casuse the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye to liquefy and detach leading to loose floaters. More than 50% of 80 year olds will have a vitreous detachment. 40 % of people with posterior vitreous detachments who also experience light flashes can have a 15% chance of developing a retinal tear. Therefore see an opthalomologist immediately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Pain not getting worse but is now spreading frontwards. What can I do?

Diagnosed with anal fissure. Pain not getting worse but is now spreading frontwards. What can I do?

Follow-up: If you are having changing symptoms, you should followup with your doctor. Possibly seek out a specialist in colon and rectal surgery to fully evaluate your symptoms. Persistent anal fissure symptoms may require surgery. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden jerking movements getting worse. Who do I see?

Sudden jerking movements getting worse. Who do I see?

Jerking movements: See your primary care doctor as it may be something which can be easily treated like essential tremors or due to metabolic or neurological condition. ...Read more

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Have GERD , it was getting better now I have belly pain relieved by going, rumbling of stomach, constipation , could this be IBS or something worse?

Have GERD , it was getting better now I have belly pain relieved by going, rumbling of stomach, constipation , could this be IBS or something worse?

See a doctor: Ibs is an entity of exclusion. It could be this, but before simply diagnosing one's self with ibs, i'd suggest you see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Unlikely: No. Sitting is not associated with atherosclerosis or vascular disease. However, having said that, if you do have vascular disease and claudication, regular exercise will increase your exercise endurance- this has been proven and is the first recommendation along with optimal medical management (aspirin and a statin). ...Read more

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Hair on face keeps getting worse is light blonde but need help now before gets worse dermatologist gave vaniqa made worse please help?

Hair on face keeps getting worse is light blonde but need help now before gets worse dermatologist gave vaniqa made worse please help?

Hormone levels: Have your hormone levels been checked by your dermatologist or an endocrinologist. If they are normal options for hair removal since it is blonde in clude threadingor waxing. ...Read more

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Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome?Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome?Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Not enough info: If your symptoms have been going on for a very short time, it probably isn't something chronic like Crohn's. Dumping syndrome is not common and is seen following certain surgeries of the stomach/small bowel. Feel free to contact me about your symptoms in further detail. ...Read more

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Why does my menstrual period keep getting worse? My menstrual periods have been getting worse and worse steadily. I can see no reason for this, my allergies have been steadily getting worse as well, but other than that i can't understand why i'm getting b

Why does my menstrual period keep getting worse? My menstrual periods have been getting worse and worse steadily. I can see no reason for this, my allergies have been steadily getting worse as well, but other than that i can't understand why i'm getting b

A : A woman's cycle can change due to hormonal changes associated with age, weight gain or loss, stress etc. Also you may be dealing with something like uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus) which could cause very painful and heavy periods. You should see your doctor for an evaluation, and also to discuss the possibility of birth control options that can make your period lighter and less painful. Take care. ...Read more

Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more