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Bleeding Hemorrhoids Before A Colonoscopy
My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests. He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?
Alternatives: Positive FIT test should be evaluated by a doctor. If your father does not wish to have colonoscopy, there are imaging alternatives that are similar to colonoscopy. With timely colonoscopy, colon cancer can be prevented in virtually all people. Even if your father refuses to have colonoscopy, he should still see a doctor. ...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
Are you sure it is: from the hemorrhoids? GI bleeding from other causes tends to be very foul smelling. How much blood are you passing? I would suggest you see your primary doctor for evaluation. If the bleeding is a lot, go to your local ER. You may need a colonoscopy as part of your evaluation. ...Read more
I have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. Is surgery my only option?
I have been having bleeding hemorrhoids for the last 5 days and I am having to wear a maxi pad and change it quit often do I need to see a dr
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?
Baby WIPES!!: Help as well as a feminine napkin or tampon delicately placed in the area to tamponade the blood. If you can tolerate a cold compress or ice pack will also help constrict the blood vessels and decrease the bleeding. ...Read more
I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?
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First diagnosis : After a diagnosis then avoid constipation, drink a lot of water, high fiber diet and exercise. Do not linger on the toilet because it put pressure on the area. Do kegel exercises. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods. Apply ice pack, soak bottom with warm water, use gentle soft tissue. Ask your doctor for a topical medication if no improvement. ...Read more
Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?
No: It is important to have the hemorrhoids taken care of first, before doing occult blood test. A positive occult blood test, even a false positive one will lead to additional investigation which may not be warranted. It would not take gross bleeding from hemorrhoids to produce a positive occult blood test. ...Read more
I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?
Not likely: Hemorrhoids do not cause cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or an infection. See your doctor even if it gets better on its own. All rectal bleeding needs to be investigated to make sure that you don't have a serious cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Gender: If you are a man, almost impossible. If you are a woman, a tiny drop of blood from your anus could contaminate a urine sample taken to look for blood. To be sure that this doesn't happen, consider coving your anus with a small wad of toilet paper after carefully cleansing your bottom, vagina, and then the urethra (urine opening). Good luck! ...Read more
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