A 32-year-old male asked:
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had colonscopy in 2011, showed hemorrhoids. years later on occasion i get speck of bright red jelly like substance on toilet paper or on stool. blood?

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Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Hemorrhoids never go away on their own. They just lie dormant until something irritates them (hard stool or difficulty pushing stool out) and then they can bleed a bit. Hemorrhoids are just like varicose veins (swollen and bleed when irritated). See your doc for an evaluation if bleeding becomes more severe.
Answered on Mar 21, 2018
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Dr. Michael Moffa
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids are a normal part of normal of normal anatomy. They are supposed to swell with blood during a bowel movement. They assist in fine continence and cushion the anal canal from the trauma of defecation. They can become enlarged over time from straining or aging and they then may bleed
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