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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

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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What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?

What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?

Just hemorrhoids?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding 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.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more

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Gassy feeling below the sternum, off-centered to the right. Loose stool and hemorrhoids. Been scoped both and clear. What do you think?

Gall bladder?: I would check the gall bladder next. If you've had that removed then a check of the liver to see if it's enlarged or has fatty infiltration. ...Read more

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Having had loose stool for several days, the anal region is now inflamed & it would appear that there is swollen blood vessel? Is this hemorrhoids?

Having had loose stool for several days, the anal region is now inflamed & it would appear that there is swollen blood vessel? Is this hemorrhoids?

A hemorrhoid: Is basically a swollen VEIN (thus is a blood vessel) You really should have an in person examination for EXACT diagnosis ind treatment...in the meantime SITZ baths (siting in a partially filled tub of warm-hot (NOT BURNING) water may be very helpful!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more

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I'm male 31 have had loose stool for last 12 days and hemroid flaired up 2nd time in a month and a new one appeard marble sized. Should I be worried?

I'm male 31 have had loose stool for last 12 days and hemroid flaired up 2nd time in a month and a new one appeard marble sized. Should I be worried?

Depends: While the hemorrhoids are not of major concern persistent stool changes may be. Make a virtual consult and I'd be happy to discuss further and possibly get the hemorrhoids treated with rx medication. ...Read more

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Can upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Can upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Hmm: Unless the cysts are in your intestine then it is unlikely related to loose stool. I would review these tests with your doctor and see the next plan of action ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If your contipated & eat whole wheat can that cause loose stools?

If your contipated & eat whole wheat can that cause loose stools?

Yes it could: If you have not been having regular bowel movements, increasing your fiber intake, like whole wheat products, and increasing your fluid intake could give you a looser stool. ...Read more

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Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools?

Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools?

Only if...: These are not likely to cause loose stools unless one has gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance or milk allergy. All of these are surprisingly common. Whole wheat is no more likely than white flour to cause loose stools. The best way to see if you have issues with these foods is to avoid wheat/gluten and dairy for at least 2 weeks and reintroduce them one at a time to see how they affect you. ...Read more

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I am using nan pro stage 2 and changed to dexolac. It caused loose stools to my baby. What should I do to control it? What are the precautions?

I am using nan pro stage 2 and changed to dexolac. It caused loose stools to my baby. What should I do to control it? What are the precautions?

Formula intolerance: As far as I know nanpro2 has a a combination of milk and soy protien, .and dexolac has only milk and whey protien
.as far as sugar goes they both have lactose. Both are good but if soy is the isue it will give harder stools
why did you switch? ...Read more

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Does chocolate cause loose stools?

For some: For some people it may cause loose bowel movements either as a result of lactose or caffeine sensitivity. For others if you eat too much chocolate you may also have loose stools. ...Read more

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Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Can stopping Omperazole suddenly cause loose stools and for you to be bloated??

Possible: Yes, it is possible; try restarting it for a few days and see how it goes; ...Read more

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What are some common causes loose stools in adults and how do you get rid of it?

What are some common causes loose stools in adults and how do you get rid of it?

See a doctor: The answer to your question could fill a good textbook, and the answer to getting rid of it depends upon the cause. See a good doctor and find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Can a high fat and sugar diet cause loose stools? If not what GI symptoms can it cause?

Can a high fat and sugar diet cause loose stools? If not what GI symptoms can it cause?

Yes it can: High fat and sugar diet can cause loose stool specially if it was associated with stress try to balance your diet and manage your stress see your doctor good luck ...Read more

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Does chronic appendicitis cause loose stools or diarreah or it docent mess with your stools?

Does chronic appendicitis cause loose stools or diarreah or it docent mess with your stools?

Chronic appendicitis: Does not exist. You either have appendicitis in which case you need treatment with surgery or more recent studies suggest antibiotics alone may be all that is necessary or your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

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Single episode explosive bloody diahorrea, loose stools two weeks, left side twinges, nausea, causes please?

Single episode explosive bloody diahorrea, loose stools two weeks, left side twinges, nausea, causes please?

Blood diarrhea: Those findings suggest infectious diarrhea. You need to consult your physician and have a stool examination and culture. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Does drinking alcohol cause loose stools?

Alcohol malabsorptio: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism. One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption alcohol inhibits the breakdown of nutrients into usable molecules by decreasing secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas (2). Alcohol impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the cell. ...Read more

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Can IBS causes you to pass hot wind farts; almost making it feel like your gonna get loose stools?

Can IBS causes you to pass hot wind farts; almost making it feel like your gonna get loose stools?

Yes: IBS has many symptoms & causes. A visit to see your family physician to talk with you about medication and the several causes of IBS is in order. It is a very annoying condition but can be helped. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a virus that causes abdo discomfort and 1-2 episodes of loose stools per day? Also achy and tired.

Is it possible to have a virus that causes abdo discomfort and 1-2 episodes of loose stools per day? Also achy and tired.

Enterovirus: Yes. Enterovirus end can cause symptoms like that. They usually last several days to a week. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. If it isn't improving, or is worsening you may need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?

Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this does not change the frequency of stooling, probably will resolve spontaneously if actually due to your changes in diet. On the other hand, the loose stools are more likely related to the virus producing your cold. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes occasional boughts of loose stools. Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?

What causes occasional boughts of loose stools. Some watery a man late 60...These boughts happen mostly a few minuter after eating....?

Many: Ibs, inflamatory bowel disease, infections, side effects of meds especially some meds like antibiotics and some otc supplements. Just to name a few. You need labs, stool sample and probably a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Too many nuts cause loose stools, and red color? Little chunks of red? I don't think it's blood, since it doesn't seem to be a liquid. Suggestions??

Too many nuts cause loose stools, and red color? Little chunks of red? I don't think it's blood, since it doesn't seem to be a liquid. Suggestions??

Red in stool: If you recently ate a red-appearing material, then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood clots may also appear as red blobs. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek confirmation & care. ...Read more

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I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?

I can't tolerate fiber or more than a bit of sugar. They cause discomfort and loose stools - sometimes foamy or just liquid for hours the next morning?

Supplements?: Are you talking about fiber supplements? It is common for fiber supplements to cause some cramping and loose stools when first starting on them. Why are you taking the fiber? It may just mean that you need to get your fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. ...Read more

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What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

Loose stools in children. Would a disease or just random loose poops w/o reasons be the likely cause?

Most often dietary: Most often just random event due to dietary changes - if chronic or have blood see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


Anal Swelling (Definition)

Accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more