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Might having diarrhea frequently cause hemorrhoids?

Might having diarrhea frequently cause hemorrhoids?

Most certainly: Either extreme, hard infrequent bowel movements or frequent loose stools can inflame the hemorrhoids, so best to avoid or treat both. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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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

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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Can internal hemorrhoid cause Constipation, diarrhea & bloating? What approach is the best solution for healing? Thank you!

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

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Some days diarrhea some days hard stool. Have hemorrhoids. Was constipated before. Better now. Is this serious or a cause for a bigger problem?

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

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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?

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

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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

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

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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?

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

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Feeling off with diarrhea and hemorrhoids at 37 weeks anything I can do to ease the pain?

Feeling off with diarrhea and hemorrhoids at 37 weeks anything I can do to ease the pain?

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

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My son has a hemorrhoid and he is getting thin stool and slight diarrhea is that from the hemorrhoid?

No: Hemorrhoids don't cause diarrhea or thin stools. Assuming the slight change in bowel movement is temporary I wouldn't be concerned. But if persistent you need to discuss it with his physician. To read about hemorrhoids go to http://wb. Md/1Jj80zo ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)

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

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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?

Hemorrhoid: It sounds like the hemorrhoid may have ruptured. Keep the area well irrigated and eat a diet rich in fiber and fruit and hopefully this should heal. If not see your doctor for an exam and further care. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Toddlers diarrhea: Your child may have diarrhea because of the jfruit juices you are giving him. The sugars cause the diarrhea. And yes, you can use hemorrhoidal cream. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be fully assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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diarrhea for a week, hits me after eating. There is blood that comes out 90% of the time. Urine and blood test came back perfect. I have hemorrhoids?

Urine and blood: Tests are not sufficient...it sound like you need a "look see" (Gastroenterologist and ENDOSCOPY) for a specific Diagnosis and TREATMENT!!

GO ASAP.....
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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My husband had diarrhea for a couple days with vomiting. Now bleeding from rectum enough to turn toilet water red. Is this from hemorrhoids?

COULD BE: 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

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Gallbladder removed 3 years ago. Still chronic diarrhea with anything I eat or drink even eating healthy don't help. Now hemorrhoids. Any idea?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side. Ibs? Hemorrhoid?

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

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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.

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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