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How much hemorrhoid bleeding is considered too much?

How much hemorrhoid bleeding is considered too much?

None: Hemorrhoids shouldn't bleed and not all bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids. No bleeding is normal. Get it checked out! ...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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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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Is there any way to ride my bike without my hemorrhoids bleeding later?

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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Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more

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Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?

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

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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 . ?

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

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