A 32-year-old male asked:
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?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lori Semel answered
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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