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can a colonoscopy aggravate internal hemorrhoids

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
46 years experience General Surgery
No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and pro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No: You are young to have had a colonoscopy, and with negative findings, the blood is likely due to the hemorrhoids. Unless you have a strong family hist ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
25 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal burning: I find that Anusol HC suppositories 2x a day am and hs for 7 to 10 days will significantly relieve the pain due to frequent bowel movements, anal fiss ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Hemmoroids: Yes u can use preparation h until then.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Because hemorrhoids usually cause bright red blood, not positive FOBT. You also need to make sure the blood is not coming from upper gi tract. Consu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: You can have problem with gas, perforation, infection also.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, i would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colo ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne-marie Marcoux
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends on symptoms: All patients have hemorrhoids. Only those with symptoms are treated. Specifically, for bleeding, you can be referred to a colon and rectal specialis ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not a big problem...: ...and in fact the colonoscopy will help define the extent of your hemorrhoid problem and may offer treatment options. Of course, share your concern w ... Read More

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