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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually not

Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area.
They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools.

In brief: Usually not

Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area.
They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools.
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