A 56-year-old female asked:
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colonoscopy cause hemorrhoids. ever since i had one i got butt problems. i use prep h and just got tucks (witch hazel). help?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins developing in the venuos outflow of the anal canal. They occur just within the sphincter as internal hemorrhoids and outside as exeternal lesion. They are not caused or associated with colonoscopy.
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
The colonoscopy may have aggravated what was already there when the procedure was done, but is NOT the cause of it.
May 1, 2014
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
Use sitz bath 3/day: Colonoscopy does not cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the anal canal that measures 4 cm. There are people who are more prone to get it like varicose veins of the legs. Use the tucks (witch hazel) to wipe out withthem, then use sitz bath 3 times/day, and i like anusol or proctosol with 2.5% hc, if you continue to have problem see a colorectal or general surgeon.
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
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