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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Exercise and Fitness
Long distance running and hemorrhoids
I am a marathon runner with a hemorrhoid problem. When I begin a long run, my hemorrhoids are internal but become external after running a few miles. They are extremely painful. Is there any non-surgical procedure I might try. Ambusol does not help. Thanks
This question may be better answered by your personal physician. He or she may be able to suggest other prescription or over-the-counter medications which may provide you more comfort while running.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati