Medical History for Hemorrhoids

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:

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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

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