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I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need: You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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I had a colonoscopy last yr it was neg. I have internal/external hemorrhoids, today I have diarrhea and every time i wipe there's a lil blood worry?

I had a colonoscopy last yr it was neg. I have internal/external hemorrhoids, today I have diarrhea and every time i wipe there's a lil blood worry?

No: You are young to have had a colonoscopy, and with negative findings, the blood is likely due to the hemorrhoids. Unless you have a strong family history, you should have a course of dietary changes to increase fiber and water intake to soften stools. If this fails, you may need to see a general or colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed or banded. ...Read more

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How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal?I had itching recently,and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much

How long do Hemorrhoids(Internal) take to heal?I had itching recently,and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much

Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using any prescription like Proctofoam HC right now to bring relief, that will get you through this healing. However, the best advice is to do regular exercise like walking, eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough liquids, and not holding your stool in, and pooping at least 2 to 3 times a day. This would help in your preventive efforts. ...Read more

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I have colonoscopy procedure friday, right now I have external hemorrhoids can I use preperation h right now, until friday ?

I have colonoscopy procedure friday, right now I have external hemorrhoids can I use preperation h right now, until friday ?

Yes: The chemicals in the bowel prep and the diarrhea you get will make your hemmorrhoids inflammed and painful. It is ok to use topical medications to ease this discomfort right up to the day of the procedure. ...Read more

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I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should i get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should i get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, i would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colon cancer can. ...Read more

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I did colonoscopies 6 and 2 years ago, hemorrhoids found, haven't treated them. Now, positive FOBT. Shall I have a new colonoscopy? 46 yo.

No: The short answer is not now. Alternate tests, such as CBC with iron studies, repeating occult blood testing with a different kit and eventually a capsule endoscopy only after you completed treatment as started for H pylori gastritis would be advisable. Constipation should be avoided as much as possible. ...Read more

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I recently had a colonoscopy and everything was negative except I have hemorrhoid. Shouldn't he have prescribed something for the hemorrhoids.

I recently had a colonoscopy and everything was negative except I have hemorrhoid.  Shouldn't he have prescribed something for the hemorrhoids.

Depends on symptoms: All patients have hemorrhoids. Only those with symptoms are treated. Specifically, for bleeding, you can be referred to a colon and rectal specialist for rubber band ligation or other outpatient treatments to treat hemorrhoids. Most topical creams can help treat pain if that was the issue. Sitz baths are very soothing as well. ...Read more

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Hi I have hemorrhoids on the outside at the moment due to preparing for my colonoscopy tomorrow but i am worried they wont do it because of them??

Hi I have hemorrhoids on the outside at the moment due to preparing for my colonoscopy tomorrow but i am worried they wont do it because of them??

Not a big problem...: ...and in fact the colonoscopy will help define the extent of your hemorrhoid problem and may offer treatment options. Of course, share your concern with your doctor before he/she proceeds. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

My colonoscopy said I have mild hemorrhoids. What can I do to get rid of them?

Warm baths: If hemorrhoids only seen by colonoscopist with no associated symptoms then no treatment suggested. If there are mild symptoms, a rectal cream or warm soaks can help. If more symptomatic with pain and bleeding, resection or rubber banding would be needed. ...Read more

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Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp? I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.

First of all: Hemorrhoids are NEVER "Malignant" and they are not "pleasant" to have but they are not DANGEROUS! Good bowel hygiene and proper diet will help and your Primary Care Provider can outline these suggestions to you! Worse case scenario is hemorrhoid surgery but this is usually NOT necessary!! Hope this helps!!! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in rectal area after colonoscopy and botox for hemorrhoids?

Is it normal to have pain in rectal area after colonoscopy and botox for hemorrhoids?

Pain colonoscopy: How much pain and how long after? Would follow up today with the provider or ER as pain can be a sign of infection or perforation. ...Read more

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Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

Can external hemorrhoids cause problems for someone who is going to undergo colonoscopy procedure ?

No: External hemorrhoids result from pressure, created internally, when you down and strain to have a bowel movement. During a colonoscopy, you are not bearing down nor straining. The procedure is controlled and monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Is it the norm to get scheduled for a colonoscopy for hemorrhoids without anyone even checking visually for hemorrhoids? This procedure is costly.

Not the norm ...: But it all depends on the specific scenario & what symptoms are reported. If there is bright red rectal bleeding, nothing else, in a 35 year old, physical exam for hemorrhoids would come first. But if there are additional symptoms, and the person is of the age/risk level to need a colonoscopy for screening, then that procedure would be recommended. It is prudent to question these kinds of tests ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure and have always had problems with hemorrhoids. Can a colonoscopy help with either one?

I have an anal fissure and have always had problems with hemorrhoids. Can a colonoscopy help with either one?

Anal fissure: A colonoscopy can rule out additional diagnosis, but does not treat with fissure or hemorrhoid. An exam of rectum under anesthesia with fissure repair and hemorrhoid removal could be of benefit. Ask for surgical referral/consult. Take a friend with you to hear the risk/benefit analysis and details of supporting you through recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 15 months ago. Made my hemorrhoids 100x worse. I now am extremely susceptible to prolapses and want to kill myself. Is there hope?

Yes: visit a colorectal surgeon in order to get the hemorrhoids removed. Topical treatment such as preparation H or steroid creams may help but will not make hemorrhoids go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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