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Doctor insights on: Bleeding Hemorrhoids Before A Colonoscopy

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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?

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.

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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?

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?

Tell doctor: Tell your doctor of your concern prior to colonoscopy so that s/he may examine your anal canal before the procedure.
Wish you good health!

Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

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.

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

Yes: Probably not biking, rowing, etc supine yoga, pilates, swimming where you are not sitting on the hemorrhoids. Get seen by general or colorectal surgeon. Be sure there are not other causes colon or rectal cancer, diverticulitis etc.

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Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

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.

Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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I have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. Is surgery my only option?

See below: Some hemorrhoids can be treated with compounds such as preparation-h. If the hemorrhoids become lotted (very firm) surgery may be the only option. Talk to your surgeon about possible options for you.

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Dr. John Edmison Dr. Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
15 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner Dr. Wagner
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Natural hemmorrhoids: Witch hazel is a common one, soak a cotton square and apply 3 times a day and after bm's. Increase fiber in diet to prevent them in the future.

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What to do dir bleeding hemorrhoids?

See your doctor: A General Surgeon could clip/cut off hemorrhoids and perform a colonoscope to look for other issues. Please see your doctor for a referral to a surgeon. Good luck

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Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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How can I best take care of bleeding hemorrhoids?

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.

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Surgery
31 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

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.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

Varies: Need to stop the problem that results in bleeding hemorrhoids first. Avoid constipation and straining too long at the toilet. Dink more liquids. Increase fibers, fruits & vegetables in diet. Add metamucil to your diet. See a doctor to be sure it is hemorrhoids.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What are your thoughts? Could you be in pain if you have bleeding hemorrhoids?

What are your thoughts? Could you be in pain if you have bleeding hemorrhoids?

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.

Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy I can use until I can get something at the store?

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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

Please specify...: For what do you intend to use OTC? Please specify. Besides, we need to realize a 400-letter space will not suffice to address your concerns to the point. However, you need to take time & patience to learn/gain some insight on how handle sickness and life in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html.

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How can I treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home? Do I just lie down on my belly and wait until the pain subsides?

Ok: But local pressure, reduce hemorrhoids to anal canal, suppositories to reduce inflammation proper bowel habits etc may need surgery have a plan. Serious anemia can happen.

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?

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.

Dr. Richard Orr Dr. Orr
Surgery - Oncology
40 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?

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.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

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!

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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