Can a colonoscopy cause a hemorrhoid?

This question was asked in Scranton, Pennsylvania on 04/24/2012.
I recently had a colonoscopy done. Would it cause a hemorrhoid after?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 4/25/2012

Colonoscopy cannot cause a hemorrhoid. The colonoscopy prep may irritate an existing hemorrhoid, but not cause one. If you are having problems, please make an appointment to see your gastroenterologist.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/25/2012

No. Colonoscopy does not cause hemorrhoids.