There is a unique contradiction in trying to exercise and workout to keep oneself healthy and vigorous. The contradiction lies in the fact that certain types of activities can lead to the development of painful hemorrhoids in men. Straining from weight lifting, for instance, may cause the veins near the anus and rectum to become swollen, eventually leading to this condition. Athletes who regularly assume a squatting position, such as baseball catchers, may also experience excessive pressure in the anorectal area. Even cyclists may develop hemorrhoids due to the reduction of blood flow to the anal area and the friction that develops when sitting on a bike seat; even a stationary bike.
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How to Tell If You Have Hemorrhoids
Have you been suffering from anal pain or discomfort? Below are a number of common anorectal disorders and their typical symptoms to help you identify the problem you might be experiencing. Please note that consulting this list is not a means of diagnosing a condition and should not be used as a substitute for seeing your doctor.
- Painful lumps around the anus
- Evidence of bright red blood when going to the bathroom
- Anal itching and/or burning
- Anal pain while sitting
- Painful bowel movements with evidence of blood
- Pain after bowel movement
- Visible crack in the skin upon examination
- Consult your doctor for treatment options
Anal Itching / Pruritus Ani
- Overwhelming urge to scratch, especially at night or after a bowel movement
- Possible evidence of occasional bleeding
If you do have hemorrhoids and experience pain due to a flare up, reach for a topical local anesthetic such as RectiCare® Cream. It contains 5% lidocaine, which provides rapid relief from burning, itching and pain. Each tube of RectiCare® comes with a supply of “finger cots,” little covers that fit over the finger. They promote hygienic application, since the finger doesn’t come into contact with the product or the area to which it’s being applied. It is possible to engage in a healthy training routine without increasing your risk of hemorrhoids, so make sure to check with your doctor and trainer to find out if your exercises are safe for you. RectiCare® Cream retails for $29.99 and is available at Walgreens and Rite Aid stores without a prescription.
About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.
Ferndale Healthcare, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories.