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Excruciating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Should I try prep h?

Excruciating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid. Should I try prep h?

Bowel Movement Pain: Pain during bowel movements are usually due to anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus) or external hemorrhoids which have formed clots inside of them. The best thing to do is to see your physician who can accurately diagnose you and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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Excrutiating pain during bowel movement with hemorrhoid.. Any advice? Enema? Laxative?

Fissure: Could be an anal fissure. Soft stools without straining. There is topical medication that may help so call your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain, blood & itching during bowel movement. Sumtimes itch is intense and goes away after bowel movement could this be hemorrhoids. Blood at times?

Pain, blood & itching during bowel movement. Sumtimes itch is intense and goes away after bowel movement could this be hemorrhoids. Blood at times?

Could be hemorrhoids: Pain, blood, and itching during a BM COULD be hemorrhoids (varicose veins @ anus), but could be more serious. Itching can be a sign of a pinworm infection. Other possibilities could be inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's or ulcerative colitis; or anal/rectal cancer. It's important to have Dr. do a rectal exam; possibly have a look inside rectum with a scope and take biopsies. Good luck! ...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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Blood during bowel movement, colour is bright red and sometimes strong. Condition ongoing for some years - not hemorrhoid related. Need more opinion?

Blood during bowel movement, colour is bright red and sometimes strong. Condition ongoing for some years - not hemorrhoid related. Need more opinion?

Bleeding per rectum: Should be seen by a proctologist for a physical exam and a colonoscopy. Bleeding could be from a fissure, internal hemorroids, arteriovenous malformations, diverticular disease, cancer...... ...Read more

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Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should i care for it?

Thrombosed external hemorrhoid burst and released clot, during bowel movement, followed by light bleeding. How should i care for it?

Petroleum jelly: keep stools soft with fruits/dark green vegetables, prunes and prune juice and similar. less white flour products,. use petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to keep it soothed and help healing/passage of stool . ir red or pus or inflamed or starts bleeding a lot see proctologist or g.i. dr. take naproxyn or ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain , can take acetaminophen with others . as directed. ...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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I have anal bleeding during/at The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

I have anal bleeding during/at
The end of a bowel movement and the stools are soft. I do have some hemorrhoids but they do not seem sore. Concerned?

Possibilities...: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure and pain during bowel movement I have xyloproct and preparation H suppositories and ointment which one is the best??

I have anal fissure and pain during bowel movement  I have xyloproct and preparation H suppositories and ointment which one is the best??

Anal fissure: Xyloproct has pain relieving qualities and should numb the anal area reducing pain with bowel movements. It's also important to keep your movements soft by taking a stool softener like colace and inserting a glycerin rectal suppository to make it easier to expel your stool. After the bm, apply warm applications.A proctologist or colorectal surgeon can give you the best advice and treatment,however ...Read more

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There's a cut on my anus? But I don't remember hard bowel movements when I put prep h it burned like crazy

There's a cut on my anus? But I don't remember hard bowel movements when I put prep h it burned like crazy

Anal fissure: Barbara, an anal fissure is a small tear in the anal lining that can occur even without a hard bowel movement. The typical cause is not the movement but the fact that the anal sphincter does not relax properly during the bowel movement. Initial therapy is medical with the use of smooth muscle relaxing ointment. This can be prescribed by a primary care or surgeon. ...Read more

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What could it be if I have hemorrhoids, pains in his groin, hard feces, and pain during bowel movements?

What could it be if I have hemorrhoids, pains in his groin, hard feces, and pain during bowel movements?

Constipation: Painful hard bowel movements will cause anal discomfort and worsen hemorrhoid problems. Drink more liquids, eat more fiber with fruits and vegetables, use laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if needed. See a doctor for an examination. ...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.

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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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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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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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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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for.To know for sure, please see your doctor.If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard.Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Painful bowel movements. Like brick being sent upwards; knocks wind out of me. Recently gave birth, also happens during menstruation. No hemorrhoids.

Painful bowel movements. Like brick being sent upwards; knocks wind out of me. Recently gave birth, also happens during menstruation. No hemorrhoids.

Scarring: There could be some scarring in the posterior cul-de-sac, the area between your vagina/uterus and the rectum/colon. That is, that when you have a bowel movement, it could be pulling on scar tissue. It's common to have pain in the area following giving birth, so hopefully this pain will dissipate with time. In the meantime, might consider using MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent to help ease movements ...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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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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Could internal protruding hemorrhoids cause u not 2B able 2 have bowel movement? Took 2x laxido and 1x Dulcolax and was able to go but can't otherwise

No: It should not. Typically constipation will lead to hemrrhoids. So need to work on constipation with lots of fiber (at least 30gm) and water. May also need to do stool softeners if still constipated. Add laxatives if that is not enough. Also need to see ur doctor to have things examined. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Yes: If you are predisposed to prolapse, a large bm can certainly be the precipitating event. ...Read more

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Why do I dribble urine after a bowel movement?I have hemorrhoid flare ups. Prostate tests normal and urine tests all normal.

Why do I dribble urine after a bowel movement?I have hemorrhoid flare ups. Prostate tests normal and urine tests all normal.

Pelvic floor muscle: this could be due to a dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles . if that is the case, few sessions of physical therapy to the pelvic floor muscles could help ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids that protrude when passing a bowel movement. Lately is has been painful when doing so. I notice traces of blood. What can I do?

I have hemorrhoids that protrude when  passing a bowel movement. Lately is has been painful when doing so. I notice traces of blood. What can I do?

Go to MD: There are medicines that can be given. If the hemorrhoid is really as bad as you explained and it is thromboses, surgical management (hemorrhoidectomy) may be necessary to avoid rectal prolapse which can cause drying and necrosis and infection of the rectal mucosa that protrudes out. ...Read more

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Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped.  Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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