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A 22-year-old male asked:

How long should it take for hemorrhoids to clear up if i'm taking colace (docusate sodium) every day?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not just hemorrhoids: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2015

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