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colonoscopy can irritate internal hemorrhoids

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
47 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: The bowel movements can irritate your hemorrhoids. You can try a cortisone cream to decrease the irritation and also coat the hemorrhoid with desitin ... Read More
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Dr. David Stein
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unfortunately yes: The bowel prep will cause the hemorrhoids to flare. Using witch hazel, tucks pads and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will help.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 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
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibilities...: Consider anal fissure, hemorrhoidal bleeding, proctitis (inflamed rectum), anal abscess or fistula, trauma to the anal canal, skin changes around the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 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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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes...: You can have problem with gas, perforation, infection also.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 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
38 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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