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Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

No: Most common precipitating factor is straining at stool. Eat high fiber fruits and vegetables and drink at least 1 Liter water daily ...Read more

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


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I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

Yes: Probably not biking, rowing, etc supine yoga, pilates, swimming where you are not sitting on the hemorrhoids. Get seen by general or colorectal surgeon. Be sure there are not other causes colon or rectal cancer, diverticulitis etc. ...Read more

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Could external and internal hemorrhoids be cured with diet and exercise ?

Could external and internal hemorrhoids be cured with diet and exercise ?

Improved, not cured: A good diet and exercise are helpful for many conditions. Hemorrhoid symptoms are often related to bad bowel habits associated with poor fiber intake and inactivity. Foods causing constipation and diarrhea do not help the situation. Itching and irritation are often related to diet. Protrusion can be decreased by less straining. Bleeding must always be evaluated for other causes. ...Read more

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Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Bowl movement: Straining. Please start w/seeing your doc. A food plan that worked earlier may not be as good now. Doc may refer you to a GI doc. When medical condition is ruled out or identified consider seeing a nutritionist. Please don''t let your mind run away w/frightening diagnoses. They are VERY low on the scale of probabilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

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Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more