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Can Diarrhea Cause Hemorrhoids
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
I heard internal hemorrhoids are painless and I have them and mine definately are not painless. How do I treat them if they were caused by diarrhea?
Rectal suppository: You can try a rectal suppository like preparation H which can be picked up over the counter at a local pharmacy, this contains hydrocortisone cream which will decrease the size and swelling of the hemorrhoids, it is also possible these hemorrhoids are X ternal which may be causing pain. Lastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids remlastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed ...Read more
Will using petroleum jelly on a hemorrhoid ease the pain for when you have diarrhea attacks (which cause a lot of pain on my hemorrhoid)?
A bit: However you should ask your Pharacist to recommend an OTC HEMORRHOID Cream /Ointment for specific reduction in pain /swelling...MEDICONE is one example ...Read more
Reoccurent hemmeriod for 2yrs since son born. Now diarrhea from past 2days caused huge hemorrhoids blocking anus very red. What can I do. Lot of pain?
Go to your PCP: Your primary care physician is the best expert equipped to evaluate and treat you immediately outside of an er visit. Do not take any blood thinners (aspririn, advil) before seeing him/her, especially if your hemorrhoids are actively bleeding. Your dr. Will instruct whether sitz baths are warranted or not, and other measured. Best to not wait much longer since you are in pain and need relief now. ...Read more
Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!
Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids do not cause those symptoms. Bleeding is the usual complication. Your symptoms, if common, are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. If this is the problem and you can't identify triggers of diarrhea, research the fodmap diet showing what foods to avoid. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best on this matter. ...Read more
I'm 34, I have diarrhea for four days. I poop once a day, mornings. I'm prescretarian, I don't eat dairy. I had hemorrhoid history. What is the cause?
Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?
Any irregular bowel: Habits need physician attention for examination and work up, to find the cause and to cure, call your doctor take appointment. ...Read more
Fever of 104 Wednesday night. Started diarrhea 24 hours later. Fever down to 100.9. Diarrhea severe enough to cause hemorrhoid. Imodium (loperamide) not helping?
I stated on an antibiotic for a sinus infection. I developed a mild case of diarrhea and now I have a hemorrhoid. Did the antibiotic cause this?
Possibly diarrhea: Antibiotics commonly cause diarrhea. That can aggravate hemorrhoids, that can then bleed. S ymptoms of pain, diarrhea and bleeding can be signs of colitis (inflammation of the colon). Antibiotic associated diarrhea is a well known entity & often caused by C. difficile bacteria that produces a toxin causing a colitis. Tx antibiotic, probiotic or fecal transplant. ...Read more
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more
I have a very hard, external hemorrhoid (my first). It seemed to come on quickly after 2 days of diarrhea. (no other symptoms) very painful. Help?
Sounds like: Thrombosed external hemorroid. Try otc topicals with hydrocortisone or anesthetic. Lying down to reduce pressure to area and ice pack can also help. If these don't work sometimes the clot needs to be surgically removed. Although painful, this condition will subside. More important is cause of diarrhea. Make sure it is nothing serious. Get colonoscopy if you have not had one. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: There are numerous OTC products used for the treatment of hemorrhoids available as ointments, creams, gels, suppositories, foams, and pads. Ointments, creams, and gels - when used around the anus - should be applied as a thin covering. When applied to the anal canal, these products should be inserted with a finger or a "pile pipe." Chat with your friendly pharmacist. ...Read more
Hi doctor, please I've having red brightened diarrhea for the past two weeks now. Even though I have hemorrhoids but could there be any other infectio?
Brb in stool: At your age, with a history of hemorrhoids, the most likely cause of bleeding is a hemorrhoidal bleed. However, with the diarrhea and protracted course, an infection is next most likely. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, I would recommend consulting a gastroenterologist. In the meantime, OTC hemorrhoidal suppositories might provide some relief. I assume you have no fever or abdominal pain? ...Read more
When I have diarrhea, I feel burn in anus and see blood on tissue paper small dots. Is this bleed usually due to hemorrhoid? (Only in diarrhea)
Usually it is: If the blood is bright red the implication is that it is being generated near the end of the GI tract so we think hemorrhoids. You could have an anal fissure or two and that would leave blood on the outside of a hard stool (think of a barber pole). ...Read more
I am 20weeks pregnant and have hemorrhoid. What should I do I was having painful bawel movement then follow by non stop diarrhea liquid with blood?
My 2 yr old has had diarrhea for 2 week and a half and now has a external hemorrhoid. Is it safe to give her hemorrhoid cream. She's in terrible pain?
I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?
Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?
My husband had diarrhea for a couple days with vomiting. Now bleeding from rectum enough to turn toilet water red. Is this from hemorrhoids?
It could be diarrhea could cause a lot of irritation to the anal area and could irritate the hemorrhoid
he is 33 years old most likely it is something simple
eat yogurt and banana that might help the diarrhea but it is safer if he consulted with his physician this way he can assure hime specially if the bleeding persisted. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed 3 years ago. Still chronic diarrhea with anything I eat or drink even eating healthy don't help. Now hemorrhoids. Any idea?
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...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
My husband had the stomach flu a month ago and got a hemorrhoid that is now resolved but he still is getting diarrhea/blood is it likely to be cancer?
Bloody diarrhea: Gentleman of unknown age with bloody diarrhea of a month's duration. Please bring your husband for an immediate medical evaluation. Blood in the stool or diarrhea is never normal and he needs to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Persistent or chronic diarrhea in itself can lead to dehydration and other issues but losing blood can lead to anemia, he needs attention ASAP please. Thank you. ...Read more
What is the difference between a bowel movement that looks orange then blood that comes from cancer or hemorrhoids? Regular, no diarrhea BMs for me.
Blood in stool: If you suspect that you may have blood in your stool it is easy to be tested with a small paper strip. Go and get this done. ...Read more
Chills sore legs fever headache Had bad diarrhea next two days and got a hemorrhoid from wiping. Everything settling but bright red specks in stool, only happened twice. Red specks from hemorrhoid?
Red blood in stool: Specks of bright red blood most likely is from the hemorrhoid and/or a small blood vessel. Nothing to worry about, should resolve on its own. However, if persistent, or frequent such episodes, or more than just a few specks, then have it checked. ...Read more
Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side. Ibs? Hemorrhoid?
Both or neither...: Need diagnosis first. "cure" depends on if simply just hemorrhoids/fissure or something serious. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? History of colitis, infection, rectal/anal trauma or high risk? Best to get checked--don't delay please. ...Read more
54 yr old female - umbilical area cramping, bloated - slight constipation/diarrhea-+ hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding-no fever or nausea?
I get cramps after eating. Sometimes it's diarrhea. Stomach feels discomfort in general for over a few months now. Blood on tissue sometimes but have hemorrhoids. Could it be colon cancer? I'm 35yr old.
Cancer unlikely but: You have abdominal cramping after meals and you are 35 years old. It is unlikely that this in colin cancer but it would be a good idea to see your doctor. Even though you have hemorrhoids the blood on tissue paper could be a sign that your intestines are inflamed. Celiac disease among other causes like ulcerative colitis should be evaluated among others. ...Read more
I feel an intense pulsating pain in my right and left lower abdomen as feces moves through my stomach. Diarrhea for months until macrobid. Persistent hemorrhoid for 3 months. Pcp falling short. Help?
May need GI consult: You may want to ask your pcp if a consultation with a gastroenterologist is in order. ...Read more
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