Will I get hemorrhoids from doing anal?

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Jess asked 8 months ago

I’ve been wanting to try anal but have had hemorrhoids previously and do not want the to flare up again.

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admin Staff answered 8 months ago

Hi Jess,

Here’s an exert from a SELF article that best sums it up:

‘Since hemorrhoids are natural parts of your anatomy, the short answer is no, anal sex should not cause new hemorrhoids to pop up, says Dr. Ky-Miyasaka. However, the penetration could theoretically irritate hemorrhoids you already have, leading to symptoms like bleeding and tenderness, Suneeta Krishnareddy, M.D., a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan, tells SELF.’

The best thing to do is to do you research and be in a safe, comfortable and especially relaxed environment (to make sure you anus is relaxed). Be sure to use plenty of lube and condoms.