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How much hemorrhoid bleeding is considered too much

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
None: Hemorrhoids shouldn't bleed and not all bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids. No bleeding is normal. Get it checked out!
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Any: Any hemorrhoid bleeding should be evaluated by a physician. There are a lot of causes for bleeding besides hemorrhoids. Don't ignore bleeding.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Can look like a lot: Sometimes hemorrhoid bleeding can look like a lot because of the toilet bowl "filling" up with what looks like the whole bowl but it really is just di ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Water & Fiber: Start with water and fiber (psyllium - unflavored). Avoid using the ipad on the toilet. Speak with your doctor - make sure it is hemorrhoids an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Time works but...: Bleed usually resolves in a few days. Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
32 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 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
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszkowitz
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Pressure : if pressure doesn't work you may very well need a procedure although possible very minimal and have to go to er
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Surgeon: I suggest surgical excision and definitive treatment. I would also suggest Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and the use of OTC hemorrhoidal preparations suc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Keep moving: Hemorrhoidal cream or witch hazel can be used. Minimize them by not sitting on the toilet to read. If they interfer with your quality of life then s ... Read More
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