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bleeding hemorrhoids and diarrhea

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doctor quickly: There are many causes of blood in the stool. These include hemorrhoids, benign and malignant tumors, infections, poor blood supply to the intestine, i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Common in pregnancy: Women often have hemorrhoids in pregnancy. Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) is a safe and effective way to soothe your hemorrhoids. You may also w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Natural hemmorrhoids: Witch hazel is a common one, soak a cotton square and apply 3 times a day and after bm's. Increase fiber in diet to prevent them in the future.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Are you sure it is: from the hemorrhoids? GI bleeding from other causes tends to be very foul smelling. How much blood are you passing? I would suggest you see your prima ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: I recommend that you see your doctor given the amount of rectal bleeding you are experiencing.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: To replenish your body store of iron you may wish to take an oral iron supplement with a multivitamin. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cream, pads: There are many over the counter treatments for hemorrhoids. You can try Tucks (witch hazel) pads and preparation H. Also cool compresses and warm wate ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Baby WIPES!!: Help as well as a feminine napkin or tampon delicately placed in the area to tamponade the blood. If you can tolerate a cold compress or ice pack wil ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Please specify...: For what do you intend to use OTC? Please specify. Besides, we need to realize a 400-letter space will not suffice to address your concerns to the poi ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alternatives: Positive FIT test should be evaluated by a doctor. If your father does not wish to have colonoscopy, there are imaging alternatives that are similar t ... Read More
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