E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork outlines potential risks associated with toilet seats and hemorrhoids.
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Causes of Hemorrhoids Dr. Travis Stork: Beware if you’re using the restroom if you’re going number two. You don’t actually want to camp out on a toilet. Here’s why. Here’s the animation. These are what happened, these are hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are veins in your anus literally. And when you sit there in the toilet and bear down for minutes and minutes and minutes, you’re actually increase pressure. And those hemorrhoids will increase in size so… Dr. Lisa Masterson: And then it become painful and itchy and… Dr. Andrew Ordon: Don’t read the entire sports section. Dr. Travis Stork: No sports section Dr. Jim Sears: Just the front page. Dr. Andrew Ordon: The rows of front page that’s it. Dr. Travis Stork: That’s why hovering is actually kind of good because your muscles in your legs like that’s we’re all I’ve got to be done. It’s like I can’t feel my legs anymore. I’m going to fall in. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Maybe you’ll try that thing. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Try the hover. But yes you don’t get the hemorrhoids and that you have to use all of these creams and they’re painful and you’ve got a little bump and frankly we’ll have to deal to it to that a lot. Dr. Travis Stork: Does anyone have a wooden toilet seat at home? Dr. Jim Sears: I actually do. Yeah! I have not idea that they are in my son’s bathroom and we going to have to ask him. Well that’s broken out with dermatitis. Dr. Travis Stork: That feature we show was dermatitis from sitting on a wooden toilet seat because some people will get this reaction on their skin. And so if you’re having issues like that you really do want to replace your wooden toilet with a plastic seat where the dermatitis is much less common. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Do you have any sort of itchy butt? Dr. Travis Stork: Is that a medical term? Dr. Lisa Masterson: Itchy butt? no.