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what causes piles to bleed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Well: Piles or hemorrhoids is a collection of inflammed or swollen veins in the rectal or anal area. They can become abraided and bleed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to experience prolonged bleeding after cvs?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: A cvs does carry a risk of miscarriage so if your bleeding is very heavy or lasting for more than a few days you should see your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you please define implantation bleeding?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Placenta implant: When the placenta implants into the inside lining of the uterus it's like a plant growing roots. Maternal blood can leak out during this process and scare women that they may be having a miscarriage. 1st trimester bleeding occurs commonly in 25% of pregnancies, but only results in miscarriage in about half of theses cases. A visit to your OB and a pelvic sonogram is the evaluation needed.
A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm bleeding in my 7th week of pregnancy should I be worried?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy can be a sign of threatened abortion. It can be more serious if you are having abdominal/pelvic pain. Call your OB on call or if you do not have one, go to an emergency room for an ultrasound.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Got a bump when I poop. I don't think it's a hemorhoid, so what could it be?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhoid or polyp?: "bumps" when having a bowel movement commonly are internal hemorrhoids that prolapse when straining. Sometimes a rectal polyp can prolapse as well, or even rectal tissue itself. Hemorrhoidal "tags" can also prolapse. This should be evaluated by a surgeon with either in office examination or even colonoscopy if there is blood on toilet paper during bowel movements.

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