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Is hemorrhoids a result of anal sex?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
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In brief: No

Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids.
Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups.

In brief: No

Sex can irritate existing hemorrhoids, but not cause hemorrhoids.
Arousal causes increased blood flow in the genital/anal area. This increased blood flow in the anal area can cause hemorrhoids to flare up. Anal sex can definitely cause irritation of the anal area if there is not enough lubrication. Avoid anal sex when experiencing flare ups.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Hemorrhoids are

Normal veins that everyone has unless they have had a hemorrhoidectomy.
Anal sex can cause a flare up of the hemorrhoids causing pain and or bleeding as well as infection or tears and trauma to the anal canal. The anus is an exit not an entrance..

In brief: Hemorrhoids are

Normal veins that everyone has unless they have had a hemorrhoidectomy.
Anal sex can cause a flare up of the hemorrhoids causing pain and or bleeding as well as infection or tears and trauma to the anal canal. The anus is an exit not an entrance..
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Hemorrhoids are the result of abdominal pressure.
This occurs with straining, constipation and pregnancy/childbirth. Anal sex may result in trauma and result in other injuries.

In brief: No

Hemorrhoids are the result of abdominal pressure.
This occurs with straining, constipation and pregnancy/childbirth. Anal sex may result in trauma and result in other injuries.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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