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A 29-year-old female asked:

Had hemerrhoids and been constipated for 5 days and now i am bleeding bright red blood. do i need to go in right away?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Always Your Call: Hemorrhoids are simply dilated veins around the anal opening. Bleeding can appear dramatic, yet amount of blood loss typically low. Best deal with constipation, disimpact using well lubricated finger, slowly (no one else can feel as well or be as safe for you). Consider enema (water, saline, soap suds, fleets, etc), stool softener from above, walk a lot (really helps) & change foods & ↑↑ activity.

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Last updated May 13, 2015

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