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can internal hemorrhoids change your bowel movements

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes- possible: BUT you need exam and perhaps colonoscopy to be sure nothing else going on!

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Not normally: Internal hemorrhoids: blood filled cushions, not varicose veins; not usually felt during rectal exam. Usually painless vs. External hemorrhoids (dif ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Can be seen with anoscopy. Bloody pieces may be clots. This requires md evaluation.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It can...: Small bowel movements can cause rectal bleeding with internal hemorrhoids depending in its severity.
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
They can.: Yes, especially if what you mean by "small" bowel movements is hard , dry stools. Increase water intake to at least 64 oz/day, eat fruits and veggies, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably: Not your internal hemorrhoids as they usually bleed without pain. Pain and bleeding is most often due to a fissure. If your regular doctor can't make ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Intermittent small amts of blood from anal canal usually from fissure or internal hemorrhoids. Rectal exam can confirm this if digital produces the s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: What you are describing is normal. Small rectal bleeding would be expected after a hemorrhoid procedure. Your doctor or surgeon should give you instru ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Manzur
9 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Although uncomfortable this is unfortunately a common problem seen post-partum. I would suggest working on stool softening regimen and bowel habits to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Rectal bleeding may be caused by hemorrhoids. Colonoscopy is the standard of care to evaluate rectal bleeding in people over 40.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Not recommended: You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. If you have internal hemorrhoids, i would recommend against anal intercourse ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal symptoms: Such discomfort is more typical of mild inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) or anal fissure. Internal hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood in the ... Read More

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