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Bleeding After Hemorrhoid Banding
Can you still have hemorrhoid bleeding after band ligation? Does it have to be repeated or done in more sessions to work?
Rectal bleeding: need to get checked by the surgeon if the bleeding is persistent. you shouldn't be bleeding ...Read more
I have done bleeding two weeks later after hemorrhoid band ligation? Is this possible? Does it mean the procedure didn't work or has to be repeated? Could there be more that need to be banded?
Ligation: Yes I would suspect you should have stopped bleeding by now ...Read more
Why would I still have bleeding from internal hemorrhoids 2 weeks after having the banding ligation procedure done?
Thrombosing: Banding hemorrhoids causes them to thrombose, or clot off. But this may shift venous flow to other dilated veins in the rectum leading to new hemorrhoids. So it's either that the old hemorrhoids have clotted but continue to ooze, or that new hemorrhoids have formed. You should ask your doctor to examine you for more information. ...Read more
I had banding two weeks ago and two laser coagulation a for hemorrhoids, how long does it take for inflammation and bleeding to get better?
It varies.: What a pain in the "you know what!" -( You should notice gradual improvement in the next few weeks. Follow your doctor's aftercare instructions. Use gentle baby wipes after a bowel movement. A stool softener may make your stool less painful & less likely to irritate the injured areas. Sitz baths, OTC pain relievers and a steroid cream may give you some relief from your symptoms. Get well! ...Read more
Had hemorrhoid banding and laser. Slight bleeding again after a month without any. When it's inflamed it causes pain when I urinate sometimes. ?
I would not worry about slight bleeding.That area would take time to heal.You can take sitz bath.(sit in a warm tub for 15 minutes couple of times a week.
You can phone your doctor for any bothering issue.
Naturally.inflammation in that vicinity may cause pain to the urinary tract,again check with your doctor
Good Luck ...Read more
Rectal bleeding after fissure op. Surgon found 1 big hemorrhoid and some small. Banding done for big one. Foul smell & bleeding persistant. What is it?
Is it normal to still have rectal pain and bleeding after laser coagulation for internal hemorrhoids, I also had two banded two weeks ago. How long does it take to heal?
Time works but...: Bleed usually resolves in a few days. Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. See your primary md. ...Read more
Not unusual: small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toilet tissue as well. You should contact your surgeon if the bleeding is profuse and goes beyond the 2 weeks. ...Read more
None: Hemorrhoids shouldn't bleed and not all bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids. No bleeding is normal. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more
Pressure : if pressure doesn't work you may very well need a procedure although possible very minimal and have to go to er ...Read more
Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address. ...Read more
I suggest surgical excision and definitive treatment. I would also suggest Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and the use of OTC hemorrhoidal preparations such as Anusol or have your physician call in Anusol HC or Procto- Foam.
http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14749/1/Sitz-Bath-Recipe.html ...Read more
Can look like a lot: Sometimes hemorrhoid bleeding can look like a lot because of the toilet bowl "filling" up with what looks like the whole bowl but it really is just diluted blood. Rarely can some people bleed enough to get anemic from it. If it is a recurrent problem that topical otc creams/suppositories don't help, see a GI specialist to get scoped just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
No: The excellent circulation to the rectum and the resulting delivery of infection fighting blood cells make hemorrhoid infections pretty rare. The itching and redness at the rectal opening is often complicated by yeast (monilial) colonization from the bowel. I've found the use of an antifungal (eg Clotrimazole which is over the counter) and some cortisone cream very helpful to get rid of the itch. ...Read more
More cushion...: You may need to have your hemorrhoids treatted or perhaps a thicker bicycle seat cushion would prevent them from getting too irritated. Good luck! ...Read more
See your doctor: There are a variety of causes including fissures and hemorrhoids, but you need to make sure you don't have a cancerous growth. Visit your doctor and make sure you get a complete physical exam, including a rectal exam. If you are age 50 or better and you never have had a colonoscopy, you should talk with your doctor about arranging this too. ...Read more
Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more
Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?
2-3 per week: Most of the time hemorrhoids are treated based on how they limit your lifestyle. Some should be treated if they are a higher grade (they are graded 1-4), but it's usually based on your preference. If they are bleeding more than 2-3 times per week, I recommend seeing your family doctor to discuss your options based on your exam. Treatments can be diet modification, banding and surgery. ...Read more
What can I do for external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?
May be thrombosed: A thrombosed hemorrhoid occurs when the blood vessel within the hemorrhoid becomes clotted. It then becomes swollen and painful. The natural history is that the blood clot will eventually dissolve, but it will often takes 2 wks or more. Sitting in a tub of warm water may help with pain, as sell as Proctofoam. But I see a lot of pts who have tried these without relief and they request operation ...Read more
Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!
Just hemorrhoids ?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain 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.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more
Have had hemorrhoid for about 2 years. Used proctafoam maybe 2 times. Would this heal it? It has been bleeding. Could I do something without surgery?
Possibly: A hemorrhoid that is external and bleeding can usually be managed in office. A bleeding internal hemorrhoid may require rubber banding or some other form of surgery. Use the proctofoam twice daily, increase caffeine free fluids to 80-100 oz per day and if not improved in a week or so see a colon and rectal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Have had hemorrhoids for 30+ years; but, in the last year or so they have remained inflamed non stop, and bleeding is present. I have no insurance and was wondering what kind of cost I can expect to have, what appears to be about 6, treated. I have neve
Check with a surgeon: You can call a surgeon's office and get an estimate for the office visit. At that time, he of she will give you recommendations for treatment and you can ask the office staff what the cost would be for that procedure. The office manager may be able to cut you a deal. Keep in mind the surgery center and anesthesiologist may also give you estimates. ...Read more
Get Right Diagnosis: Not all rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids! most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended or protrude after straining or having a bowel movement. If torn with a bm or anal sex, they can bleed. But so can ulcerative colitis, crohns, benign tumors (polyps), or even cancer! you need to see a GI doc or colorectal surgeon for the right diagnosis. ...Read more