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If you are blowing out varicose veins in legs are hemorrhoids next?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necesssarily
Lower extremity varicosities and hemorrhoids are different disease processes.
Having one does not mean you will or will not develop the other.

In brief: Not necesssarily
Lower extremity varicosities and hemorrhoids are different disease processes.
Having one does not mean you will or will not develop the other.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
The risk factors leading to vv are heredity, age, lifestyle ( prolonged standing/sitting), pregnancy, obesity.
Risk factors for hemorrhoids are chronic constipation with constant straining, pregnancy, diarrhea, obesity, prolonged sitting, heredity, low-fiber diet. Try high fiber diet for regularity, adequate hydration, avoiding prolonged sitting on the commode.

In brief: Not really
The risk factors leading to vv are heredity, age, lifestyle ( prolonged standing/sitting), pregnancy, obesity.
Risk factors for hemorrhoids are chronic constipation with constant straining, pregnancy, diarrhea, obesity, prolonged sitting, heredity, low-fiber diet. Try high fiber diet for regularity, adequate hydration, avoiding prolonged sitting on the commode.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Varicose veins on the inside of your rectum are known as internal hemorrhoids.
They and bleed and prolapse when you defecate. Persistent straining can cause engorgement - as prolonged standing mades varicose veins on your legs distend more. If you do not yet have hemorrhoid problems yet (itch, burn, prolapse, bleeding), optimizing your fiber/hydration balance will be helpful.

In brief: Possibly
Varicose veins on the inside of your rectum are known as internal hemorrhoids.
They and bleed and prolapse when you defecate. Persistent straining can cause engorgement - as prolonged standing mades varicose veins on your legs distend more. If you do not yet have hemorrhoid problems yet (itch, burn, prolapse, bleeding), optimizing your fiber/hydration balance will be helpful.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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