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Doctor insights on: Can Hemorrhoids Prevent Bowel Movements

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Could hemorrhoids block your bowel movements?

Could hemorrhoids block your bowel movements?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels either internal or external or both. They do not cause intestinal blockage.http://www.laendo.net/english/hemorrhoids-75005385. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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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Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels under the 'skin ' of the anal canal, like varicose veins. If they are not inflamed they may be painless and cause no interference with bowel movements. But if they are inflamed or engorged, they can be very painful and that may interfere with bowel movements, usually causing constipation, which worsens the condition (a vicious cycle). ...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.

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

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

Im 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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How should I treat myself following surgery to remove hemorrhoids in order to minimize pain, particularly during bowel movements?

Good Hygiene, soft..: Hello,
you should have very careful hygiene measures, using tucks (witch hazel) or cottonelles or similar after each bm. Also strive to keep bm soft. This is best done with bulk agents such as metamucil and fiber in your diet with plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?

One of the major: determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many doctors advise starting stool softeners/fiber supplements before surgery. Stay super well-hydrated. Prune or apple juice may be helpful; raw veggies, while good for fiber, may be painful to pass. Two weeks, 3 at outside, and all should be good:) ...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 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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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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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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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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Hemorrhoid(piles), afraid of bowel movement, what to do?

Hemorrhoid(piles), afraid of bowel movement, what to do?

Hemorrhoids: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well.*sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be >. ...Read more

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Will having a hemorrhoid make it feel like your gonna have a bowel movement 24/7?

Will having a hemorrhoid make it feel like your gonna have a bowel movement 24/7?

Rectal urgency: It is possible, especially if the hemorrhoid is large, internal. It acts like a mass, and your rectum tries to evacuate it. Don't be reassured by this answer, please get it checked by your doc. An exam, with additional tests will best serve you. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsening hemorrhoid irritation. Avoid constipation, drink more water, eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber. ...Read more

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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more