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Can Hemorrhoids Bleed For Weeks
Can look like a lot: Sometimes hemorrhoid bleeding can look like a lot because of the toilet bowl "filling" up with what looks like the whole bowl but it really is just diluted blood. Rarely can some people bleed enough to get anemic from it. If it is a recurrent problem that topical otc creams/suppositories don't help, see a GI specialist to get scoped just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
No: The excellent circulation to the rectum and the resulting delivery of infection fighting blood cells make hemorrhoid infections pretty rare. The itching and redness at the rectal opening is often complicated by yeast (monilial) colonization from the bowel. I've found the use of an antifungal (eg Clotrimazole which is over the counter) and some cortisone cream very helpful to get rid of the itch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few days: You are referring to ext. Hems. Which thrombose (clot) from blood slowing down as it traverses the hem. Vein it is going thru as you strain to have a bm or go too often with loose stools. Once the blood clots in the vein it swells and hurts and sometimes it bursts open and bleeds on its own or the doctor opens it to get the clot out and reduce the swelling and pain lasting a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: There are a variety of causes including fissures and hemorrhoids, but you need to make sure you don't have a cancerous growth. Visit your doctor and make sure you get a complete physical exam, including a rectal exam. If you are age 50 or better and you never have had a colonoscopy, you should talk with your doctor about arranging this too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more
Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?
2-3 per week: Most of the time hemorrhoids are treated based on how they limit your lifestyle. Some should be treated if they are a higher grade (they are graded 1-4), but it's usually based on your preference. If they are bleeding more than 2-3 times per week, I recommend seeing your family doctor to discuss your options based on your exam. Treatments can be diet modification, banding and surgery. ...Read more
Can you still have hemorrhoid bleeding after band ligation? Does it have to be repeated or done in more sessions to work?
What can I do for external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?
May be thrombosed: A thrombosed hemorrhoid occurs when the blood vessel within the hemorrhoid becomes clotted. It then becomes swollen and painful. The natural history is that the blood clot will eventually dissolve, but it will often takes 2 wks or more. Sitting in a tub of warm water may help with pain, as sell as Proctofoam. But I see a lot of pts who have tried these without relief and they request operation ...Read more
Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!
Just hemorrhoids ?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more
Have had hemorrhoid for about 2 years. Used proctafoam maybe 2 times. Would this heal it? It has been bleeding. Could I do something without surgery?
Possibly: A hemorrhoid that is external and bleeding can usually be managed in office. A bleeding internal hemorrhoid may require rubber banding or some other form of surgery. Use the proctofoam twice daily, increase caffeine free fluids to 80-100 oz per day and if not improved in a week or so see a colon and rectal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have done bleeding two weeks later after hemorrhoid band ligation? Is this possible? Does it mean the procedure didn't work or has to be repeated? Could there be more that need to be banded?
Have had hemorrhoids for 30+ years; but, in the last year or so they have remained inflamed non stop, and bleeding is present. I have no insurance and was wondering what kind of cost I can expect to have, what appears to be about 6, treated. I have neve
Check with a surgeon: You can call a surgeon's office and get an estimate for the office visit. At that time, he of she will give you recommendations for treatment and you can ask the office staff what the cost would be for that procedure. The office manager may be able to cut you a deal. Keep in mind the surgery center and anesthesiologist may also give you estimates. ...Read more
Bright red bleed: Initial stages, painless, mass less bright bleeding, soils the tissue with blood , later stages associated with pain and inability to push them back into rectum ( non reducible ). Any rectal bleed first consideration is cancer must see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are just veins: Internal hemorrhoids are simply veins underneath the lining of the anal canal starting about 5 cm up. Squeeziong during bm's or internal trauma can make them bulge and bleed. They have low pressure so bleeding should stop quickly though there may be some spotting. The best treatment is to minimize squeezing during bms by keeping them soft. Use medicines that reduce internal anal swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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