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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
I due for colonoscopy on Tuesday. Have had either bleeding hemorrhoids or (hopefully not anal cancer) a month or so. Haven't seen doctor, just his nur?
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 more
Indefinite time: Bleeding can continue with continued hard stools. They can cause damage to the surface as well as cause pressure to build up internal to the hemorrhoid due to "pushing out" the hard stool. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Can bleed from hemorrhoids without any pain or symptoms. See a doctor for an examination to be sure that bleeding is from only hemorrhoids & not anything else. ...Read more
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?
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
Today I saw little white mucus type thing in my stool. I have constipation and the issue of bleeding hemorrhoids.?
Fiber and water:
You need to increase your intake of fiber and water. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. You may also increase your intake of fiber foods. With either or both drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. Do not worry about the mucus.
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
I am 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant with bleeding hemorrhoids and still have to poo its not hard but almost diarrhea like what should I do? I'm scared
Common in pregnancy: Women often have hemorrhoids in pregnancy. Sitz baths (soaking in warm water) is a safe and effective way to soothe your hemorrhoids. You may also want to increase fiber intake in your diet, such as with a fiber supplement. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. If you are bleeding a lot, you should have them checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a high plt count. I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Even when I sit to urinate, they bleed. Could I have low iron and high platelets d/t to this?
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
Was RX Linzess cause bleeding hemorrhoids & IBS but my stools are usually like soft serve ice cream texture not hard. Is this right? Strain sometimes
No: Linzess is not known to do that. But it is a newer drug.....you may be the first one. Use sietz bath and hemorrhoid suppository. ...Read more
My Gastroenterologist is soon doing my routine (5 year) colonoscopy. I have occasional rectal bleeding, presumably hemorrhoids. Should I expect him to?
About 6 months ago I had some rectal bleeding that was bright red and pretty bloody, almost like a clot. I went to a specialist he examined me and felt it was hemorrhoid, he suggested a colonoscopy to be safe which I didn't have because of insurance. I h
My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Please have your father see a physician to look at the area, try and stop the bleeding, and see if antibiotics are justified. If the colonoscopy was within the week, call the gastroenterologist who did the procedure and arrange for follow up just to be sure there were no complications involved. Urgent care if no improvement if bleeding does not slow within 15 minutes. 911 if profuse bleeding. ...Read more
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