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can you have a colonoscopy with hemorrhoids

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Laxative prep for the colonoscopy could irritate hemorrhoids but they will not interfere with a colonoscopy. Notify your gasroenteroiogist of your con ... Read More
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
No: A flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy needs to be performed before hemorrhoidectomy to rule out any other cause for your symptoms.
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
More uncomfortable: on insertion, but we can use topical lidocaine if they're really big/inflamed. also with sedatives onboard, you are unlikely to care too much.

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A 50-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 60-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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hemorrhoid: Is a normal finding, normal anatomy, normal veins that are supposed to be there under the anal skin tissue. Avoid irritating the veins by avoiding con ... Read More
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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See ans: As long as you took all of your opted drink to clean out the colon you should be good for your colonoscopy. Just be sure to drink it all!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends how bad ?: Procedure related hemorrhoidal problem usually will resolve in few days to a week . Eat high fibre diet , take stool softeners , and plenty of fluid ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain colonoscopy: How much pain and how long after? Would follow up today with the provider or ER as pain can be a sign of infection or perforation.
A 44-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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
No: External hemorrhoids result from pressure, created internally, when you down and strain to have a bowel movement. During a colonoscopy, you are not b ... Read More
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