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Antiobiotics or Probiotics cause Hemorrhoids?

Patient: Can Amoxicillin (antiobiotics) or Probiotics cause hemorrhoids?

 

 

Symptoms: There is a blue-purple painless bump near the anus.

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. The consumption of antibiotic medication or probiotic supplements are not associated with t he development of hemorrhoids. However, these medications may lead to constipation in some patients. Prolonged constipation and hard stool can lead to the development of hemorrhoids.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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