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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

If you had a: Painful or large hemorrhoid than anal receptive sex may be painful. Friction against a friable hemorrhoid might lead to bleeding.

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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

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.

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How long after a hemorrhoid rubber band ligation should I wait to have safe, protected, lubricated anal sex?

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.

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If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?

If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?

Either one: 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.

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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.

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Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?

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.

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Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex?

Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex?

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.

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Can you have anal sex if hemorrhoids?

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.

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Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are already painful or are large or bleeding.

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Can you get hemorrhoids from anal sex?

No: We all have hemorrhoids. Yes, they can be irritated with any form of local trauma such as a hard stool, anal toys, and anal sex.

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Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

Can I have anal sex if I have hemorrhoids?

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.

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Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Yes. It will.: Increased pressure in anorectal canal and strain on the supporting connective tissue can make hemorrhoids worse. Also raises risk of fissures and bleed.

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Is it ok to have anal sex with hemorrhoids?

Is it ok to have anal sex with hemorrhoids?

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.

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Can you get hemorrhoids by having anal sex?

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.

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Can you get hemorrhoids from having anal sex?

Can you get hemorrhoids from having anal sex?

Yes: Anything that irritates local area can lead to development of hemorrhoids.

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Can you have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Sure but: Not recommended as it can be painful and cause significant bleeding and damage to the anal sphincter. The anus is generally an "exit" not an "entrance".

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Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Can I have anal sex once my hemorrhoids heals?

Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. It is best to ask ur doctor as they can assess things in person.

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Is anal sex a bad idea if you have hemorrhoid?

Is anal sex a bad idea if you have hemorrhoid?

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.

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Can you enjoy anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Can you enjoy anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

No: I can not condone anal sex. The orefice is an exit not an entrance. Significan t damage can occur to the tissue and to the sphincter mechanism leading to incontinence and a multitude of infections including std's. Use the anus as it was intended: an exit!

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