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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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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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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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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 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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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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I have hemorrhoids that were painful and bleeding even without bowel movement. Pain gone, but now there is bright blood/clots, without bowel movement.

I have hemorrhoids that were painful and bleeding even without bowel movement. Pain gone, but now there is bright blood/clots, without bowel movement.

Get checked...: Hemorrhoidal bleeding is very common, however, there are other causes of rectal bleeding that are much more serious problems, like colon & rectal cancer. See a doctor for an exam... you should get a colonoscopy. Good luck! ...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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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

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


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