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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Are anal fistulas minor annoyances or serious medical problems?

Are anal fistulas minor annoyances or serious medical problems?

Great question: It is RARE for it to heal without surgery but also it is rare for a fistula to threaten one's health. Very rarely we see the infection get into blood stream and make patient very sick and even infect heart valve or infection can get out of control. It is up to the patient as to how much of a bother the symptoms represent. To help decide a patient really should discuss with Colorectal Surgeon ...Read more

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Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding can occur as a result of many things besides hemorrhoids including a growth in your intestine. You need to get that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding a serious problem?

Is rectal bleeding a serious problem?

Rectal Bleeding: Rectal bleeding has a number of potential causes to include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, ; GI infections ; inflammatory conditions. Medical evaluation is recommended for rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Would an anal fissure cause very heavy bleeding?

Would an anal fissure cause very heavy bleeding?

It may: The anal area is very vascular (many smallblood vessels) and a fissure certainly can be painful and cause bleeding. Bleeding from your anus is never normal, so you should get the area checked to assure it is a simple fissure versus some other problem that may be causing rectal bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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How serious is rectal bleeding?

How serious is rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding is often due to hemorrhoids. However, there are other causes that are very serious including cancer. In general, rectal bleeding should be discussed with your doctor and perhaps be consulted for a colonoscopy, especially if you are near the age of 50. http://www.laendo.net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids  with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding   hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for rectal bleeding?

Bright red blood: From rectum usually means hemorrhoids. But other causes are infection, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, or rarely in your age group cancer, assuming that you have no blood abnormalities that affect clotting. Because cancer is a possibility, you should have a doctor look you over. Rectal bleeding is not normal. ...Read more

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Is there more bleeding from anal fissure if you take aspirin?

Is there more bleeding from anal fissure if you take aspirin?

Yes: Taking Aspirin affects platelet function which is part of the process involved in clotting of blood.Any open wound such as a fissure that bleeds on its own can be affected with increased or prolonged bleeing if taking aspirin. The fissure needs to heal, be operated on or cease the Aspirin until after healed. Check with your doctor before stopping any meds. ...Read more

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Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Yes: A lot depends on your age. In children it can be a malformation of the intestine called a meckel's. This is easy to treat and diagnose. The diagnosis spectrum can be superficial as in hemmorhoid to internal such as indicator for cancer. Either way tests can be run to det. ...Read more

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Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Anal fissures: Some common causes of anal fissure include:Passing large or hard stools, Constipation and straining during bowel movements, Chronic diarrhea, Inflammation of the anorectal area caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease, and Childbirth. You may not be constipated, but may have large stools. Activities like anal intercourse or sex toy use can cause them too. Keep up with the GI ...Read more

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What are potential causes for large caliber stools? Causes pain and sometimes bleeding at anus.

What are potential causes for large caliber stools? Causes pain and sometimes bleeding at anus.

Probably normal: large caliber stools are ok but if you are having pain and fresh bleeding probably need fiber and evaluation of rectum with sigmoidoscope ...Read more

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What are internal hemorrhoids?

What are internal hemorrhoids?

Normal veins: Everybody is born with normal hemorrhoidal veins that serve as a vascular cushion for stool passage. They cause problems when people abuse them with poor diet, poor fluids, excessive straining, constipation or diarrhea. They should last a lifetime if you treat them properly. ...Read more

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Anal Swelling (Definition)

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