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When should you seek medical treatment for excessive hemorrhoid bleeding?

When should you seek medical treatment for excessive hemorrhoid bleeding?

Now: you have ' excessive bleeding ' You must see your doctor for treatment and to make sure it is only due to hemorrhoids not due to more serious causes ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Bleeding (Definition)

Excessive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person bleeds a significant amount when they bleed. His bleeding is faster or longer that would otherwise be expected ...Read more


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How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

Get Right Diagnosis: Not all rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids! most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended or protrude after straining or having a bowel movement. If torn with a bm or anal sex, they can bleed. But so can ulcerative colitis, crohns, benign tumors (polyps), or even cancer! you need to see a GI doc or colorectal surgeon for the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

Yes: Probably not biking, rowing, etc supine yoga, pilates, swimming where you are not sitting on the hemorrhoids. Get seen by general or colorectal surgeon. Be sure there are not other causes colon or rectal cancer, diverticulitis etc. ...Read more

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Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

Are you sure it is: from the hemorrhoids? GI bleeding from other causes tends to be very foul smelling. How much blood are you passing? I would suggest you see your primary doctor for evaluation. If the bleeding is a lot, go to your local ER. You may need a colonoscopy as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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I have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. Is surgery my only option?

See below: Some hemorrhoids can be treated with compounds such as preparation-h. If the hemorrhoids become lotted (very firm) surgery may be the only option. Talk to your surgeon about possible options for you. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Natural hemmorrhoids: Witch hazel is a common one, soak a cotton square and apply 3 times a day and after bm's. Increase fiber in diet to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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What to do dir bleeding hemorrhoids?

See your doctor: A General Surgeon could clip/cut off hemorrhoids and perform a colonoscope to look for other issues. Please see your doctor for a referral to a surgeon. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I best take care of bleeding hemorrhoids?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

Indefinite time: Bleeding can continue with continued hard stools. They can cause damage to the surface as well as cause pressure to build up internal to the hemorrhoid due to "pushing out" the hard stool. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

Varies: Need to stop the problem that results in bleeding hemorrhoids first. Avoid constipation and straining too long at the toilet. Dink more liquids. Increase fibers, fruits & vegetables in diet. Add metamucil to your diet. See a doctor to be sure it is hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you be in pain if you have bleeding hemorrhoids?

What are your thoughts? Could you be in pain if you have bleeding hemorrhoids?

Not necessarily: Can bleed from hemorrhoids without any pain or symptoms. See a doctor for an examination to be sure that bleeding is from only hemorrhoids & not anything else. ...Read more

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I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

Baby WIPES!!: Help as well as a feminine napkin or tampon delicately placed in the area to tamponade the blood. If you can tolerate a cold compress or ice pack will also help constrict the blood vessels and decrease the bleeding. ...Read more

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I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

Please specify...: For what do you intend to use OTC? Please specify. Besides, we need to realize a 400-letter space will not suffice to address your concerns to the point. However, you need to take time & patience to learn/gain some insight on how handle sickness and life in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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How can I treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home? Do I just lie down on my belly and wait until the pain subsides?

Ok: But local pressure, reduce hemorrhoids to anal canal, suppositories to reduce inflammation proper bowel habits etc may need surgery have a plan. Serious anemia can happen. ...Read more

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Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

First diagnosis : After a diagnosis then avoid constipation, drink a lot of water, high fiber diet and exercise. Do not linger on the toilet because it put pressure on the area. Do kegel exercises. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods. Apply ice pack, soak bottom with warm water, use gentle soft tissue. Ask your doctor for a topical medication if no improvement. ...Read more

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Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?

Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?

No: It is important to have the hemorrhoids taken care of first, before doing occult blood test. A positive occult blood test, even a false positive one will lead to additional investigation which may not be warranted. It would not take gross bleeding from hemorrhoids to produce a positive occult blood test. ...Read more

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My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests. He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?

My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests.  He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?

Alternatives: Positive FIT test should be evaluated by a doctor. If your father does not wish to have colonoscopy, there are imaging alternatives that are similar to colonoscopy. With timely colonoscopy, colon cancer can be prevented in virtually all people. Even if your father refuses to have colonoscopy, he should still see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?

I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood.  Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?

Not likely: Hemorrhoids do not cause cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or an infection. See your doctor even if it gets better on its own. All rectal bleeding needs to be investigated to make sure that you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more

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Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Depends on Gender: If you are a man, almost impossible. If you are a woman, a tiny drop of blood from your anus could contaminate a urine sample taken to look for blood. To be sure that this doesn't happen, consider coving your anus with a small wad of toilet paper after carefully cleansing your bottom, vagina, and then the urethra (urine opening). Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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