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    Medical History for Hemorrhoids

    Your doctor will ask questions about diet or bowel habits that may contribute to hemorrhoids. Things that may cause hemorrhoids or make them worse include:

    • Eating a low-fiber diet.
    • Not getting enough fluids.
    • Drinking too much alcohol or caffeinated drinks (like coffee or soda).
    • Prolonged sitting, straining, or holding your breath during bowel movements.
    • Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
    • Frequent heavy lifting or holding your breath when lifting heavy objects.

    Medical conditions that make you prone to hemorrhoids include:

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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