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Can external hemorrhoids get bigger if you sit too much?
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In brief: Yes
Extra pressure in the anal area can irritate hemorrhoids.
Prolonged sitting, prolonged straining with bowel movements, extra pressure from pgregnancy can all exacerbate hemorrhoids.

In brief: Yes
Extra pressure in the anal area can irritate hemorrhoids.
Prolonged sitting, prolonged straining with bowel movements, extra pressure from pgregnancy can all exacerbate hemorrhoids.
Dr. Leena Khaitan
Dr. Leena Khaitan
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Maybe
General sitting in a regular chair will not increase size of hemorrhoids, but prolonged sitting on a toilet seat or one of those inflatable donut cushions can cause hemorrhoids to sweel and become painful.

In brief: Maybe
General sitting in a regular chair will not increase size of hemorrhoids, but prolonged sitting on a toilet seat or one of those inflatable donut cushions can cause hemorrhoids to sweel and become painful.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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