• Benny Benny
    January 19, 2011
    Can You Get Hemorrhoids From Sitting On Cold Concrete?
    Benny Benny
    January 19, 2011

    As a child I was told that sitting on cold concrete can cause kidney problems and hemorrhoids. Is that true or an old wives tale?

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  • Cindy Cunningham August 15, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 15, 2014

    Hi Benny,

     

    This one is an old wive's tale.  Hemorrhoids are caused most often by straining during a bowel movement.  This puts excessive pressure in the veins of the rectum causing them to swell.  Sitting for long periods of time can also lead to hemorrhoids, but you would have to be on the concrete for quite some time for this to occur.

     

    I know you asked this a long time ago, but I wanted to make sure you received information if you had not already.

     

    For more information, you might check out these articles:

     

    Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids symptoms

     

    Hope you are well!


     

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