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Is it safe to have anal sex with non-painful internal hemorrhoids? It was caused by not using lube before, but I always use lube now and am w/o pain.

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not Recommended

If you have internal hemorrhoids, i would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not.
If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to improve or resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft.

In brief: Not Recommended

If you have internal hemorrhoids, i would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not.
If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to improve or resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Maybe

Internal hemorrhoids usually don't hurt but can bleed painlessly.
Any activity involving penetration of the anus has a potential risk of infection, sphincter damage, tears, bleeding whether or not lube is used. Generally, the anus is an exit not an entrance.

In brief: Maybe

Internal hemorrhoids usually don't hurt but can bleed painlessly.
Any activity involving penetration of the anus has a potential risk of infection, sphincter damage, tears, bleeding whether or not lube is used. Generally, the anus is an exit not an entrance.
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