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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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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What causes hemorrhoids in the last part of the small intestine? I got a colonoscopy already

What causes hemorrhoids in the last part of the small intestine? I got a colonoscopy already

Hemorrhoids do not: Exist in the small bowel. They are only present at the anus, both internal and external. If something was found in the terminal ileum as you describe they are not hemorrhoids. Ask your doctor for clarification of the findings. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy cause hemorrhoids. Ever since I had one I got butt problems. I use prep h and just got tucks (witch hazel). Help?

Colonoscopy cause hemorrhoids. Ever since I had one I got butt problems. I use prep h and just got tucks (witch hazel). Help?

No: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins developing in the venuos outflow of the anal canal. They occur just within the sphincter as internal hemorrhoids and outside as exeternal lesion. They are not caused or associated with colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause you to feel pressure in the anal are? I feel a lump in anus. No bleeding or pain. Colonoscopy done 3 yrs ago. Ok

Can hemorrhoids cause you to feel pressure in the anal are? I feel a lump in anus. No bleeding or pain. Colonoscopy done 3 yrs ago. Ok

Yes: Hemorrhoids are anal cushions (blood vessels). Many of my patients complain of pressure from internal hemorrhoids. The lining of the anus inside doesn't have the same sensation as the outside. That is why we can treat in office without pain meds. ...Read more

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Will having hemorrhoids affect a colonoscopy?

Will having hemorrhoids affect a colonoscopy?

No: Hemorrhoids themselves won't affect a colonoscopy, but could become irritated while during the preparation ...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.

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 won't 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 won't 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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Got hemorrhoid because of preparation I was doing for colonoscopy. Can I still have colonoscopy?

Yes: Prepping for colonoscopy often causes a hemorrhoidal flair.
This will cool down, use some OTC suppositories, and all will be well ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?

How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?

Depends how bad?: Procedure related hemorrhoidal problem usually will resolve in few days to a week. Eat high fibre diet, take stool softeners, and plenty of fluids with local care for faster relief. Speak to your doctor also. ...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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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

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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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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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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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Can internal hemorrhoids be spotted by a routine examination by a gastrenterologist? Not colonoscopy

Probably: Some are quite visible!
Some require anoscope to see.
At your age, a full history, pregnancies, constipation, bowel issue, family etc is important to avoid missing something.
Also colonoscopy may be recommended. ...Read more

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My doctor said I need hemorrhoid banding after colonoscopy was done tomorrow I see doc is the banding usually done same day?

Hemorrhoid banding: It depends on how many hemorrhoids you have and how large they are. Often you will need several treatments to achieve good results ...Read more

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When should I go to a doctor with my hemorrhoid, it's been a week and a half, it's very painful. I've had a routine colonoscopy?

When should I go to a doctor with my hemorrhoid, it's been a week and a half, it's very painful. I've had a routine colonoscopy?

See MD now.: Sounds like you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid which is a clot in a hemorrhoid. These are painful and do not travel anywhere. Initial care is with warm baths or sits baths with warm water and even epsom salts. Anal suppositories may help. If no improvement with this then you should see surgeon who can evacuate (drain) this in the office under local anesthesia. ...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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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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