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I have hemorrhoid but this time I'm bleeding even when I don't have a bowel movement and it was enough to get on my panties is this ok?

I have hemorrhoid but this time I'm bleeding even when I don't have a bowel movement and it was enough to get on my panties is this ok?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding is not normal and needs evaluation. Among possible causes are hemorrhoids, fissures, polyps and cancer. Your doctor will examine you and likely recommend colonoscopy. ...Read more

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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

Possibly: ..But don't assume that's the problem. You need to be examined, and be prepared to describe the volume, color, and characteristics of the blood. Be aware of any other associated symptoms. Now, call your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

Can internal hemorrhoids develop without bleeding? I have an itchy feeling and an urge to go to the toilet for a while after bowel movement.

External hemorrhoid: While internal hemorrhoids can occur without bleeding, external hemorrhoids will cause itching and pain. Try increasing the fiber in your diet, reduce the time you sit on the toilet, and use witch hazel/medicated pads on the area. If this fails to improve in two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should I care for it?

Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should I care for it?

Petroleum jelly: Keep stools soft with fruits/dark green vegetables, prunes and prune juice and similar. Less white flour products, . use petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to keep it soothed and help healing/passage of stool. Ir red or pus or inflamed or starts bleeding a lot see proctologist or g.i. dr. Take naproxyn or ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, can take acetaminophen with others. As directed. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Hi, I have a swelling enlarged near my anus during bowel movement. No itchy, bleeding or pain. Is that hemorrhoids, will it go away on its own?

Could be: It is not uncommon to have hemorrhoids that bulge when you push for a bowel movement. Does it go away when you are done? Read the excellent answers on hemorrhoids to see how to prevent their worsening or lessen the symptoms. If not sure, see an md. ...Read more

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Every few weeks I see a very small amounts of blood on the tp after a bowel movement. Doctor said internal hemorrhoids. Can they bleed like this?

Every few weeks I see a very small amounts of blood on the tp after a bowel movement. Doctor said internal hemorrhoids. Can they bleed like this?

Yes: Intermittent small amts of blood from anal canal usually from fissure or internal hemorrhoids. Rectal exam can confirm this if digital produces the small amts of blood. If there is a question, endoscopy will clarify situation ...Read more

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I have anal bleeding during/at The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

I have anal bleeding during/at The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

Possibilities...: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

Hemorrhoid: You are describing a thromboses external hemorrhoid. If the lump is small you could do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, avoid constipation, eat more fiber, drink 8 glasses of water. If the bleeding persist go to the ER or walk in clinic to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How long does a typical internal hemorrhoid bleed for? It is only during bowel movements and it is not prolapsed.

How long does a typical internal hemorrhoid bleed for? It is only during bowel movements and it is not prolapsed.

Hemorrhoids: Good morning: you very well may have an anal fissure with your hemorrhoid. This can continue to bleed and can get infected very easily. Do you have a family doctor to look at this for you? You may very well need some medication to break this cycle of bleeding rather than healing. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids bleed even with small bowel movements?

It can...: Small bowel movements can cause rectal bleeding with internal hemorrhoids depending in its severity. ...Read more

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I have very horrible sharp pain and bleeding during bowel movements. Like passing razor blades. My obgyn says I don't have hemorrhoids, what can I do?

I have very horrible sharp pain and bleeding during bowel movements. Like passing razor blades. My obgyn says I don't have hemorrhoids, what can I do?

Find the cause: To cure Speak to your family doctor who will refer you to a GI specialist, for further tests and treatment, to find other causes for your problem ...Read more

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How long will it take for my internal hemorrhoids to go away? What can I do to get rid of them? I have painful bowel movements that bleed.

How long will it take for my internal hemorrhoids to go away? What can I do to get rid of them? I have painful bowel movements that bleed.

Psyllium Fiber: If you want to only care for this without any surgical intervention, then psyllium fiber or an equivalent is likely the best treatment for long term. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. Start with a teaspoon a night mixed in 16 oz of water every night.

Unless they are stuck out and causing significant pain or itching, surgery can usually be avoided.

You should consider seeing your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, im a teenager and for a while I've been having incomplete bowel movements and a swollen anus. But no bleeding, could this be hemorrhoids or not?

Yes, possibly: Sounds like simple constipation (eating your fruits and vegetables?) with straining causing engorgement of your external hemorrhoids, thus no bleeding (yet!). Try more fiber, more water, some exercise and stool softeners also might be helpful. If this problem persists beyond these simple measures, discuss it with your health provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?

Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?

Not recommended: You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more

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Hi I think I have a copper deficiency because I was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate?

Hi I think I have a copper deficiency because I was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate?

That's a stretch...: Sounds like you are too heavily relying on anecdotal supplements and lay advice. Recommend you get professional answers (more than your vitamin shop or buddy can provide). Bleeding is never normal, and deserves medical attention. Don't ignore it, and don't assume its just from hemorrhoids please. Get tested and appropriate help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: Tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for. To know for sure, please see your doctor. If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard. Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed when having a bowel movement? With lupus? Could it be the medicine in taking or hemorroids

Is it normal to bleed when having a bowel movement? With lupus? Could it be the medicine in taking or hemorroids

No: Blood in the stool is not a normal occurrence but not related to lupus. If it is fresh blood with wiping after a bowel movement, then hemorrhoids can be suspected as the cause. However, if stools are dark and tar colored, then a bleed from "further upstream" in the GI tract is likely. Constipation my also cause some minor bleeding from straining. See doctor to define cause. ...Read more

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My last 4 bowel movements, the toilet has been completely red with blood. I thought it was bleeding hemroids, but there is no pain

My last 4 bowel movements, the toilet has been completely red with blood. I thought it was bleeding hemroids, but there is no pain

Hemorrhoids no pain: Great question as this is one of the biggest misunderstandings. Hemorrhoid all bleeding usually comes from INTERNAL hemorrhoids and there is no pain fibers associated with them. But must also be aware that blood could be coming some something more serious and rectal bleeding should always be checked out ...Read more

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My son is having a hard time having a bowel movement and sometimes doesn't go to the bathroom for 6 days. He has horrific hemorrhoids...Any suggestions?

My son is having a hard time having a bowel movement and sometimes doesn't go to the bathroom for 6 days. He has horrific hemorrhoids...Any suggestions?

Assess his diet: The first thing I would do is look into his diet. Is he getting enough fiber, fruit and vegetable matter? Is he consuming to much of the types of food that are constipating; white bread, rice and so forth. Additionally is he drinking enough water? Only after a serious look into diet would I move to medicines. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids be felt during an examination? And can they cause bloody pieces of tissue during a bowel movement?

Not normally: Internal hemorrhoids: blood filled cushions, not varicose veins; not usually felt during rectal exam. Usually painless vs. External hemorrhoids (different nerve supply). Can cause bright red blood in bowl, on toilet paper, or coating stool. Bloody pieces of tissue, blood mixed in the stool, dark blood, clots, etc need to be evaluated. Bright red blood may need to be investigated too. See md. ...Read more

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Past two days when I make a bowel movement it burns real bad. I do have a internal hemorrhoid. Is that why? Why would it burn though?

Past two days when I make a bowel movement it burns real bad. I do have a internal hemorrhoid. Is that why? Why would it burn though?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to be due to hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids a rarely hurts. External hemorrhoids may hurts but you will feel them. The burning is likely due to small tears in the anal canal. This can happen for patients that are usually constipated or have large bowel movements. Simple treatments are still softeners that are available over-the-counter, increase fiber intake, and sits baths. ...Read more

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I got hemorrhoids for the first time ever today. Is it ok to still go to the bathroom? I feel a bowel movement coming, but I'm scared to go. : (

I got hemorrhoids for the first time ever today. Is it ok to still go to the bathroom? I feel a bowel movement coming, but I'm scared to go. : (

No withholding: Not good to withhold stool and become even more constipated. You may want to try Miralax (polyethylene glycol) OTC as a stool softener while your hemorrhoid calms down. Sitting and soaking in warm water helps the area heal faster. ...Read more

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Blood during bowel movement, colour is bright red and sometimes strong. Condition ongoing for some years - not hemorrhoid related. Need more opinion?

Blood during bowel movement, colour is bright red and sometimes strong. Condition ongoing for some years - not hemorrhoid related. Need more opinion?

Bleeding per rectum: Should be seen by a proctologist for a physical exam and a colonoscopy. Bleeding could be from a fissure, internal hemorroids, arteriovenous malformations, diverticular disease, cancer...... ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoid and was given medicine hemorol. It went away. But I had pain like needle with bowel movement and blood. Now now it is blueish color.

I have hemorrhoid and was given medicine hemorol. It went away. But I had pain like needle with bowel movement and blood. Now now it is blueish color.

Hemorrhoid: If the blood was bright red, it was most likely from the hemorrhoid. This bleeding will probably keep occurring from that external hemorrhoid and I recommend that you consult a proctologist or colon rectal surgeon for definitive treatment should rectal bleeding recur. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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