When You Have to Go – Go!
When you gotta go … you gotta go. Or, at least, that’s the best option. If the urge comes and goes — whether you’re not in a comfortable place to have a BM or there’s nowhere available — you delay using the bathroom. But, despite your best efforts, now you can’t go and you’re sitting there straining. Again, it’s the increased pressure associated with straining here that makes deferring a BM a possible risk for hemorrhoids, Dr. Wolf says. While it’s not always possible, it’s in your best interest to use the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge to do so.