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Old 04-12-2017, 10:57 AM
fatalflaw fatalflaw is offline
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Hemorrhoids and infection

Ok, so if feces gets into your bloodstream you get a nasty infection.
Hemorrhoids tend to bleed and occur in close proximity to a reliable source of feces.

Why don't hemorrhoid sufferers die from septicemia?
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:24 PM
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Bleeding out is a surprisingly effective way of keeping bacteria from getting in. I suppose if someone with actively bleeding hemorrhoids managed to stuff fecal matter into the wound, something could get started.
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:12 PM
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Here is an explanation from one of the physicians here.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...54&postcount=2
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