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Stressed Cause Hemorrhoids Flare
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Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Mechanical strain: When you strain while defecating, it increases pressure in the veins of your anus which can then cause them to balloon out. Sitting on the toilet too long, having anal sex, being obese, having chronic constipation or diarrhea, and having a low fiber diet or even being pregnant can cause hemorrhoids. So, indirectly, the answer is yes if stress causes you to have the runs or constipation. ...Read more
Low fiber diet and hard stool, *mild* stinging after passing a stool, &stress&anxiety do all those things sound like they could cause a hemorrhoid?
Yes. See your doctor: Your doctor will give you medication to clean out your intestine. Then you'll take a bulk laxative for at least 6 months to have peanut-butter consistency stools at least every other day. Sit on the toilet nightly for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after dinner. Chronic constipation causes anal fissures, hemorrhoids & stretches the walls of the colon, causing diverticulosis & diverticulitis later. ...Read more
Agree w Dr Jacobson:
Stress can be related to constipation which can be related to hemorrhoids. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read more
Can stress keep or inflame hemorrhoids? I've drank a lot of water, ate/drank fiber and whatnot. Not nearly as painful but still has slight pain.
No: Stress cannot directly affect hemorrhoid tissue. It can if the stress alters your oral intake and therefore your bowel consistency or habit. Be careful about blaming hemorrhoids for pain because that is unusual and often is something else like a fissure. An external hemorrhoid with a blood clot (thrombosis) can hurt but that is easy to diagnose as it is a painful lump ...Read more
How to heal internal hemorrhoids naturally? I keep my stools soft, but have a lot of stress which may affect them. I don't want them them to prolapse!
Very common problem: Internal hemorrhoids are very common. Did you have a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy for diagnosis? Are you having any symptoms from the hemorrhoids such as prolapse, and incontinence, or pain? Many home remedies typically focus on treatment of symptoms but do not prevent enlargement and prolapse over time. If having symptoms I always recommend treatment before becoming large and complicated. ...Read more
Healing from hemorrhoid flareup, stool very random/loose. High stress/anxiety. Pain keeps going/coming back. Help!? Have switched to high fiber diet.
I would be intereste: In anxiety prior to flare. If alternating constipation and diarrhea could b irrtible bowel, a type of functional somatic syndrome. If pain persistent keep using the hemmorroid med, if u can't sit, may be a clot in hemmorroid. It can be hard to resolve without a procedure. You may have fissure in the skin. Treat flare, 2aleve 2x/day w/1gm tylenol (acetaminophen) 6hr. Anxiety 2B considered, tx may help ibs sx. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 4 days ago. Yesterday I was uncomfortable, today I'm miserable. Could it have caused a flare up of hemorrhoids? No prob for yrs
Yes...: You can have problem with gas, perforation, infection also. ...Read more
Can hemorrhoids cause prostatitis? I have a hemorrhoid flare up and been having some "drop stuck in urethra feeling" some stinging in urethra? Related?
I finished antibiotics to treat a UTI four days ago. Those antibiotics caused my hemorrhoid to flare and now I have tender nodes on that side of groin. What could be causing the tender nodes?
Usually enlarged inguinal nodes are due to a vaginal or vulvar infection. The tender nodes are not typically due to a hemorrhoid flare.
Do you have any unusual vaginal discharge, genital 'lumps or bumps' or rashes? Ongoing. Urinary symptoms?
If the tender nodes persist > 5-7 days, please see your doctor to get this checked out. ...Read more
Straining to have BM: When the stool is small it requires more effort to pass. This bearing down effort to move stool is what causes the dilation of the hemorroidal veins. With chrnoic straiingn during bowel movement the veins get weaker and weaker and dilate more. A high fiber diet makes large soft stools that are easy to pass and hemorroids less likely to form. ...Read more
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Pressure: External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days. ...Read more
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