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I have been having trouble with hemmorhoids. What could be causing them?

Last night when I was in bed is when I had them. This was the second time in a month. I am 45 and just started menopause. My periods aren't coming around no more. Pain in my side and pubic area. I just got insured, so I may go to the dr. Also, have a history od stomach ulcers and had cysts on ovaries once. Could these be an issue, again or unrelated to hemorroid problem?
~litninbug~

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litninbug

Asked by litninbug at 1:08 PM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • Childbirth, straining on the toilet, and I've heard sitting on a toilet seat too long- not sure about that one, though.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 1:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • mine are related to my gluten intolerance. It started about 6 years ago suddenly out of no where. no wheat = no problems.

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    my gluten-free site
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 1:35 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • They can even be caused by stress!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:36 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • Constipation make sure you are not "straining" on the pot drink extra water fluids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • My ob/gyn said constipation due to eating too much red meat!!!
    TLALONDE16

    Answer by TLALONDE16 at 6:30 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

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