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    Is it safe to resume practicing anal sex after hemorrhoid surgery?
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    An_214768 posted:
    Is it safe to resume practicing anal sex after hemorrhoid surgery?
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    georgiagail responded:
    After one has healed from the surgery, yes.

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    missnya75 responded:
    Why do you ask your physician, she/he will give you proper and informed advice.
     
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    missnya75 replied to missnya75's response:
    Sorry, I meant to say why don't you ask your Physician.
     
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    Karen Luster, MD responded:
    Over half the U.S. population over the age of 30 will develop hemorrhoids.
    Risk factors for getting hemorrhoids are
    · Getting older
    · Pregnancy
    · Straining during bowel movements
    · Chronic constipation likely from straining
    · Anything that excessively stretches the tissue over time due to the potential thinning of the skin and bulging of the veins

    Things that can help reduce the recurrence of hemorrhoids are to avoid constipation by
    · Eating plenty of fiber (fruits and vegetables) this keeps stools soft and stimulates the colon to move out the waste
    · Taking stool softeners and laxatives as needed

    Once the area is healed-no longer needing to take pain medications or do Sitz baths (soaking your bottom in warm water). You should have already had you follow up with the surgeons. You should be safe to return to having anal sex.



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