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bleeding hemorrhoids before a colonoscopy

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Tell doctor: Tell your doctor of your concern prior to colonoscopy so that s/he may examine your anal canal before the procedure. Wish you good health!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Get Right Diagnosis: Not all rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids! most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended or prot ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Heavy lifting, cycling, and long distance running may worsen hemorrhoidal symptoms though.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids: There are several treatment options for hemorrhoids. You can use topical medications to help shrink them down. You can try rubber bands, sclerotherapy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
19 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
31 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are so ... Read More
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