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First question, if you don't mind my asking, how do you know it is hemorrhoids?

In a 7 y.o. the most likely cause could be diet. Not enough fiber, too much simple carbs. The fiber of course, makes soft stools so it doesn't hurt to have a bowl movement. Carbs like white bread, pasta, crackers and cookies just compact and make a hard stool that is difficult to pass. When you have to push or strain to get the stool out, it causes blood vessles around the anus to come to the surface. That is what is hurting.

That and being sedentary for long stretches at a time, and not enough water. If you think this is the right dx, then get him up and moving, drinking more water and avoid the simple carbohydrates. Get some green veggies in him!

If he's really in pain, especially after using the toilet, let him use a dab of Preparation H or something to that effect. He shouldn't need to use it more than once or twice.
 

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Most definitly, that was it!
Holding it in or putting it off will do it.

This sometimes shows up when kids start going to school "all day" (6 hourse) for the first time. They don't want to do the deed in the school bathroom so they wait till they get home. I can't blame them!
 
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