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Can hemorrhoids bleed for weeks?

Can hemorrhoids bleed for weeks?

Yes: Bleefing or weeks could be hemorrhoids, but other causes need o be excluded. Medical evaluation should include anoscopy and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Can wind make hemorrhoids bleed?

Can wind make hemorrhoids bleed?

If the hemorhoids: Inflamed and slowly bleeding, passing gas will release any blood accumulating in the rectum. But any other rectal/colonic source of bleeding may also generate blood with flatus passage. See a colorectal surgeon to identify and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Can you bleed too much from hemorrhoids?

Can you bleed too much from hemorrhoids?

Possible, UNLIKELY: Continued bleeding, without stopping, would eventually result in too much blood being lost. This is not likely with most hemorrhoids.. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal with hemorrhoids?

How much bleeding is normal with hemorrhoids?

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

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My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

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 more

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Can the bleeding caused by hemorrhoids be excessive

Can the bleeding caused by hemorrhoids be excessive

Rarely: Bleeding from hemorrhoids rarely cause excess blood loss or anemia. This is because it generally stops when you lie down and stop straining. If you are having more than a small amount of bleeding, though, it is time to have surgery. ...Read more

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How long is to long for external hemorrhoid to bleed?

How long is to long for external hemorrhoid to bleed?

Bleeding: From hemorrhoids can continue as long as they are not treated. Bleeding too long is several days of bleeding. Rectal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a doctor to be sure there is not something else causing the bleeding ; to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How heavy and how long does an external hemorrhoid bleed for?

How heavy and how long does an external hemorrhoid bleed for?

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 more

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Is there any way to ride my bike without my hemorrhoids bleeding later?

More cushion...: You may need to have your hemorrhoids treatted or perhaps a thicker bicycle seat cushion would prevent them from getting too irritated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

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 more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more