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Does walking make hemorrhoids worse?

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Dr. Scott Browning
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Walking does not cause "hemorrhoids", but if you do have hemorrhoid prolapse (or a variety of other anal problems) walking may worsen your symptoms.
Treatment of the underlying problem should eliminate the problem with walking.

In brief: Not really

Walking does not cause "hemorrhoids", but if you do have hemorrhoid prolapse (or a variety of other anal problems) walking may worsen your symptoms.
Treatment of the underlying problem should eliminate the problem with walking.
Dr. Scott Browning
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: No

Exercise such as walking helps to avoid constipation which by avoiding can prevent hemorrhoid flareups.
For that matter prolonged sitting also does not directly cause hemorrhoids unless the sitting is on a toilet seat or an inflatable donut, both no no's.

In brief: No

Exercise such as walking helps to avoid constipation which by avoiding can prevent hemorrhoid flareups.
For that matter prolonged sitting also does not directly cause hemorrhoids unless the sitting is on a toilet seat or an inflatable donut, both no no's.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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