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I have internal hemorrhoids.They've been inflamed for over 2 weeks.I've recently eaten lots of fiber and drank lots of water yet I still feel pain.why?

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Dr. Kartik Patel
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Other factors

Internal hemorrhoids are normally painless.
The reason why you may be experiencing pain has that you could be suffering with external hemorrhoids (which can cause pain.) Other conditions which can also cause pain include anal fissures. These are small tears in the anal region which can cause pain with bowel movements. It may be worthwhile for you to be seen by your primary care physician.

In brief: Other factors

Internal hemorrhoids are normally painless.
The reason why you may be experiencing pain has that you could be suffering with external hemorrhoids (which can cause pain.) Other conditions which can also cause pain include anal fissures. These are small tears in the anal region which can cause pain with bowel movements. It may be worthwhile for you to be seen by your primary care physician.
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Dr. Issa Zeidan
Family Medicine

In brief: Pain from hemorrhoid

Typically internal hemorrhoids are not painful, however, if internal hemorrhoids have prolapsed they can extend toward the rectum or even stick out.
This could cause some discomfort or pain, especially if you are have difficult bowel movements. Also if you have still been straining it could possibly be a fissure or something other than the internal hemorrhoid. Make sure you have it seen.

In brief: Pain from hemorrhoid

Typically internal hemorrhoids are not painful, however, if internal hemorrhoids have prolapsed they can extend toward the rectum or even stick out.
This could cause some discomfort or pain, especially if you are have difficult bowel movements. Also if you have still been straining it could possibly be a fissure or something other than the internal hemorrhoid. Make sure you have it seen.
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