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A 22-year-old male asked:

can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 years experience
No: External hemorrhoids result from pressure, created internally, when you down and strain to have a bowel movement. During a colonoscopy, you are not bearing down nor straining. The procedure is controlled and monitored carefully.

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A member asked:

I have colonoscopy procedure friday, right now I have external hemorrhoids can I use preperation h right now, until friday ?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Hemmoroids: Yes u can use preparation h until then.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Syed Tahir
General Surgery 47 years experience
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 proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2020

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