Can Diarrhea Cause Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids, dilated blood vessels of the anal canal, are typically associated with constipation. Hard stools and prolonged straining with bowel movements are most common risk factors for hemorrhoid development. Chronic diarrhea is associated with prolonger sitting on toilet seat and straining and may also lead to hemorrhoid development and flare up.

Chronic diarrhea develops secondary to a number of factors. Controlling the underlying cause of diarrhea will help alleviate hemorrhoid flare ups and related symptoms. In some cases, hemorrhoid management requires additional measures like banding to eliminate symptoms.

Hemorrhoid banding is a safe and effective office-based procedure. It requires no sedation and patient goes back to work following banding. Success rate is more than 90% with a very low complication rate.