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If I was straining hard & pushing to go to the bathroom & got a hemorrhoid wouldn't I feel sudden pain?
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Hemorrhoids can be with no symptoms, itching, pain or bleeding.

In brief: Not necessarily
Hemorrhoids can be with no symptoms, itching, pain or bleeding.
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
Hemorrhoids are dilated veins. The only time you would experience extreme sudden pain would be when a clot develops within the hemorrhoid.
Dr. Melvin Glover
There are 2 types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids tend to be painless. They may cause bright red blood to appear in the stool. However, they can cause pain if a clot forms in the hemorrhoid. External hemorrhoids tend to cause rectal pain.
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: They shouldnt hurt
Generally speaking, hemorrhoids should "hurt.
" they can obviously bleed and cause itching and discomfort but if there is pain when you have a bowel movement it may be a fissure instead. You also wont "get" a hemorrhoid all of the sudden with straining but you may burst a hemorrhoid and it could bleed. Hemorrhoids may get bigger with straining, but everyone has some degree of internal hemorrhoids.

In brief: They shouldnt hurt
Generally speaking, hemorrhoids should "hurt.
" they can obviously bleed and cause itching and discomfort but if there is pain when you have a bowel movement it may be a fissure instead. You also wont "get" a hemorrhoid all of the sudden with straining but you may burst a hemorrhoid and it could bleed. Hemorrhoids may get bigger with straining, but everyone has some degree of internal hemorrhoids.
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