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is blood in toilet a symptom of hemorrhoids

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: External hemorrhoid a typically will itch. If no itching or you're having pain, please see your doctor. The area needs examined.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite likely: But one can never assume 100% that the reason for bleeding is their hemorrhoids - so medical eval is recommended.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Likely, but...: Should get examined to confirm the bleeding source. Sometimes people with hemorrhoids bleed from other causes, or have other issues, including inflamm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
43 years experience Family Medicine
Blood in stools: It would be important to do a colonoscopy because blood on the stools could be due to colon polyps which are precancerous or internal hemorrhoid and i ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Go back to your doctor for a more thorough examination. Anoscopy may be one way.
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You need a thorough rectal exam. Sometimes this can be very difficult to do in the office, especially if the area is very painful. It might require an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Without an exam of your rectum its hard to say but having some blood in your still could be hemorrhoids, fissures and sometimes cancer. I would see yo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
33 years experience Gastroenterology
See ur doctor: given age and assuming no other signif. personal/family history, likelihood hemorrhoids high, but would followup with ur MD re possible flex sigmoidos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rectal bleeding.: Causes of rectal bleeding can include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or GI tract inflammation or infection. Get it checked out if it has occu ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Margulies
28 years experience General Surgery
Blood is abnormal: If you are bleeding that much from a hemorrhoid, you need to see a surgeon to take care of it you can try stool softened, high fiber diet, lots of wat ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe hemorrhoids...: ...but you can't assume it. That's probably the most common cause, but other things are possible. Mostly not serious, but don't take the chance; see y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hemorrhoid is often associated with frequent or chronic constipation. Your symptoms are compatible but you will still need to follow this up with you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
30 years experience General Surgery
Routine followup: Surveillance interval colonoscopy for screening depends upon your personal history of polyps or symptoms, or family history of colon cancer or polyps. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prolonged spotting ?: At age 42, ovulation is frequently delayed, as the eggs require more stimulation as they age, producing estrogen fluctuations which will produce spott ... Read More

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