Can anything other than sitting or straining prolong or inflame hemorrhoids? Stress? Back Pain/Arthritis? Even if you drink water and fiber, why stay

STRAINING. Hemorrhoids are a normal part of our anatomy. We are born with 3 primary hemorrhoids all with an internal and external component. Anything that would cause us to strain or puts downward pressure on pelvis (pregnancy) can cause the tissues to engorge and cause symptoms. Internal component would bleed PAINLESSLY and external component causes irritative symptoms such as itcing, burning, stinging.