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Is Anal Sex Safe If You Have An External Hemorrhoid
Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. If any concerns see a physician to have things assessed. ...Read more
How long after a hemorrhoid rubber band ligation should I wait to have safe, protected, lubricated anal sex?
3weeks: Depending on the size of the internal hemorrhoid treated with rbl it would take from 1 to 3 weeks for the subsequent ulcer created to completely heal. ...Read more
If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?
I don't think there is a particular advantage between the two. There may be some sutures involved initially with thd, but these dissolve within 3-4 weeks. The hemorrhoid bands fall off after 5-10 days.
With both procedures, it would be advisable to wait at least 1 month to allow the inflammation from the procedure to resolve. ...Read more
Is it safe to have anal sex with non-painful internal hemorrhoids? It was caused by not using lube before, but I always use lube now and am w/o pain.
Not Recommended: If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to improve or resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more
Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?
Not recommended: You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more
No: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups. ...Read more
Yes and no: Hemorrhoids can be aggravated by anal intercourse, among many other problems associated to the act, including but not limitted to infections, std's, varying degrees of incontinence, bleeding and p[ain. The anus was designed as an exit, not an entrance. Use your best judgement, however I can not condone anal intercourse. ...Read more
Carefully: Repeated trauma to the rectum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse. Solution would be to use plenty of lube and dilation with fingers or similar objects. Can use hemorrhoid steroid cream on finger to apply locally internally. Use condoms to reduce risk of infections. ...Read more
Yes: Hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins of the ano-rectal area. The mechanical forces of penile-anal sex or toys to anal area can contribute to internal and external hemorrhoids. Bleeding may occur. Thrombosis (clot) may occur and thus pain. Make sure you use safe sex practices, use liberal and appropriate lubrication and if concerned see your pcp, ano-rectal specialist or other md. ...Read more
Yes: A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein, usually with a clot in it, in the area of the anus. Having anal sex will irritated the hemorrhoid, cause pain, possibly bleeding and probably delay the healing. If the hemorrhoids are old, chronic and non tender, then anal sex may or may not aggravate them. ...Read more
Yes: Any local trauma can cause & worsen hemorrhoids. ...Read more
I have a hemorrhoid and I had anal sex now it's swollen it does not hurt but it bothers me what can I do?
Watch, wait, & see.: So to see if body natural healing may take place as long as slowly and surely getting better day by day; or try soothing cream like Preparation-H and see. If not improving as expected, seek evaluation, care, & counseling. Of course, be known: Anus is meant for bowel movement, not sex resulting from pleasure-seeking fantasy. More? Seek Evaluation, counseling,,, ...Read more
I had internal anal hemorrhoids (painful).How long until they completely heal? When can I have anal sex with my partner? There's nearly no pain
A few days to weeks: Hemorrhoids can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to heal, and I'd say once they stop bleeding and cease being painful you can resume anal sex with your partner. If the hemorrhoids become thrombosed (get a blood clot within them) it can take up to 3 months to heal on their own and more intensive treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
Can a woman with hemorrhoids still be able to please her partner rectally? Would she still be capable of anal sex, is what I'm asking. Not the grin and bear it kind, but be a willing participant?
Anal penetration: Is not advisable if you have hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Depends: Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids. Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups. ...Read more
Around my anus is a small concave, which I have been told is a hemorrhoid. It does not hurt, would anal sex be unsafe because of the "hemorrhoid"?
Yes: Can cause hemorrhoids to swell and thrombose ...Read more
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