Originally Posted by Harry
I think most people that have hemorrhoid surgery have such a bad time that they find out what causes them and take action so that they will not have to go through that surgery again.
A person's rectum is about 8 inches long and it is loaded with veins that any one of which can lose it's elasticity and become a roid --- it seems only logical that you can get hemorrhoids multiple times!!!
Humans are the only mammals that ever get hemorrhoids so it is believed that diet is a major contributing factor. The biggest problem is constipation/ straining --- so you have to learn how not to ever get constipated (inadequate intake of FIBER). There are other causes like lifting and not only heavy lifting, pro-long standing, obesity, lack of exercise and there others.
I wish you well---Harry
Hi Harry, thanks for the reply. I would love to know what's causing the hemorrhoids but I don't. The only times I've ever been constipated (that I can remember) were after the hemorrhoids formed, so it seems to be a sympton of them rather than their cause. Apart from that, I can't think what else I could be doing to cause them. I do sit a lot as I work in front of a computer, but lots of people do. I'm relatively young (32), fit and otherwise healthy apart from these dang 'roids!
My doc doesn't have an answer for me either, so I guess I'm just a medical mystery! Of all the areas to have unusual problems in, it had to be there!!!