Dr. Marc Brand explains how excessive coughing can exacerbate hemorrhoids.
Increased coughing is one mechanism where your activity increases the pressure inside your abdomen, and that pressure is then translated to the anal area and specifically may affect the hemorrhoidal tissue.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.