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Can I have normal Sex (NOT anal) while having external hemorrhoids? Or will it hurt? Or prevent them from

By Anonymous August 17, 2016 - 3:48am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concerns about external hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids develop when the pillow-like clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the become swollen and distended.

External hemorrhoids are the most uncomfortable, because the overlying skin becomes irritated and erodes. If a blood clot forms inside an external hemorrhoid, the pain can be sudden and severe. You might feel or see a lump around the anus. The clot usually dissolves, leaving ea skin tag, which may itch or become irritated.

Having external hemorrhoids can cause deep pain during intercourse. The pain usually occurs with deep penetration and may be more pronounced with certain positions.

If you experience sharp pain during thrusting, the penis may be striking your cervix or stressing the pelvic floor muscles, causing aching or cramping pain. Changing positions may help. You can try being on top of your partner during sex. Women usually have more control in this position, so you may be able to regulate penetration to a depth that feels good to you.

Hope this is helpful,

August 17, 2016 - 8:34am
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