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Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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I have soft thin stool. I'm so worried. Is it colon cancer? I have hemorrhoids. No blood no wt loss and no pain in abd. I felt bulgng in rectum.

I have soft thin stool. I'm so worried. Is it colon cancer? I have hemorrhoids. No blood no wt loss and no pain in abd. I felt bulgng in rectum.

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer is highly unlikely. Hemorrhoids can cause your problem, and occur often with constipation. Adjust your diet with more fruits, vegetables, carrots, lots of fluids. To check on hemorrhoids you will need to see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal with a hemorrhoid?

How much blood loss is normal with a hemorrhoid?

Less than a cup: Hemorrhoids are abnormal. Once you do have them expect less than a cup of blood loss. If it is more see your doctor. If you experience light headedness dizzy etc call your doctor. ...Read more

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How much blood loss from hemorrhoids is considered dangerous?

How much blood loss from hemorrhoids is considered dangerous?

Hemorrhoid: In general, hemorrhoids do not cause any serious or life-threatening blood. However, at times, anemia may develop as a result of hemorrhoids. If bleeding appears excessive, obviously you should see your physician. Http://www. Laendo. Net/english/hemorrhoids-75005385. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of my hemorrhoids/fissure and I'm starting to produce large amounts of blood. I'm concerned with the severity of this blood loss..

I can't get rid of my hemorrhoids/fissure and I'm starting to produce large amounts of blood. I'm concerned with the severity of this blood loss..

It is unusual: That hemorrhoid bleeding can cause anemia or shock. But it is possible. If bleeding is significant, you should see a doctor to look for other causes of rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding is abnormal. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause anemia through occult blood loss? Or would the bleeding more likely be overt?

Can hemorrhoids cause anemia through occult blood loss? Or would the bleeding more likely be overt?

Possible: If it is long standing it is possible

do you have any symptoms of either? May warrant a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood work, normal. Ct pelvis, normal. Swollen spleen, testicular pain, hemorrhoids, weakness, fatigue, eye pain, unintentional weight loss, back pain?

Blood work, normal. Ct pelvis, normal. Swollen spleen, testicular pain, hemorrhoids, weakness, fatigue, eye pain, unintentional weight loss, back pain?

Need more work up: None of the things you mention should be related to eye pain in my experience. See an ophthalmologist to explore things that could be related to the eye pain part, but you really need a reason for the swollen spleen, testicular pain and weight loss more than just a ct scan and blood work. Every city has what I call the "zebra" doctor. We have a saying that the thunder of hooves should be horses. ...Read more

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I have a small hemorrhoid I have been in pain for a week and when I wipe its a clear substance along with blood is that something serious?

I have a small hemorrhoid I have been in pain for a week and when I wipe its a clear substance along with blood is that something serious?

Doubtful: It is very doubtful that this is something serious, but it would be best to have it looked at by a physician. RJ ...Read more

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Recently blood on the tissue paper. I'm assuming this is caused by hemorrhoids. What should I do?

Recently blood on the tissue paper. I'm assuming this is caused by hemorrhoids. What should I do?

Never assume: See your physician. Although you likely do have hemorrhoids causing the problem, any blood on the toilet tissue could be from something more serious. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 24y old single girl, I suffer from hemorrhoid external with no blood; from 3 months. Please help me?

Hi, I'm 24y old single girl, I suffer from hemorrhoid external with no blood; from 3 months. Please help me?

Eat high fibre diet: Drink plenty of fluids, warm soakes by sitz baths or sitting in the tub stool softeners. And take mild pain relievers You will be OK in few days. If no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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I haven't treated my hemorrhoid I strained very much during a bm earlier and then when it came there was a lot of blood I am in so much pain. Er?

I haven't treated my hemorrhoid I strained very much during a bm earlier and then when it came there was a lot of blood I am in so much pain. Er?

Get evaluated: Call a friend to take you to er or minor er. You may be having a vasovagal response to the rectal trauma/bleeding from straining. Be safe, don't drive yourself. Then follow up with your doc and get yourself on a bowel regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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There's a history of hemorrhoids in family and on odd occasion I have had a tiny amount of blood on loo paper. Could this be caused by hemorrhoids?

There's a history of hemorrhoids in family and on odd occasion I have had a tiny amount of blood on loo paper. Could this be caused by hemorrhoids?

Yes, a possibility: However, blood per rectum is a serious issue and should thoroughly evaluated by your physician and referred to a specialist as needed. One should not just assume that it is from hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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I have had several internal hemorrhoids removed and now I have to wipe excessively to get clean. Sometimes an hour or two later, I wipe again but very little. No blood, no pain no urge to go.

Pasty gooey: Hard to clean stool is usually due to a lack of fluids usually about 40 ounces short for the day. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol and increase your fluids. This should help in 3-4 days. You may also have had damage to your sphincter muscles from the surgery. This too needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does hemorrhoids cause blood during urination?

No. If you: Have blood in urine, not just in the toilet bowl, you need to look to other causes. Have your doctor check your urine. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Yes: It's possible but you should definitely speak to a doctor about this to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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I think I have hemorrhoids. I found blood in my poo?

Possible: There are a lot of causes of blood in stool. Hemorrhoids is one of many of those causes. Someone at the age of 48 should be seen by a physician. You need a colonoscopy to rule out other causes of blood in the stool. ...Read more

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I had external hemorrhoids removed yesterday morning. I still have some blood today. Is that normal? If so then how long will it bleed? Thanks

I had external hemorrhoids removed yesterday morning. I still have some blood today. Is that normal? If so then how long will it bleed? Thanks

Yes: Normal. Can bleed for up to a week or 2 sometimes. Continue to monitor. If it does not stop in a week or worsens, please see your doctor. Hope this helps. Best of luck with this painful condition. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a very small hemorrhoid on the opening of my anus. Very itchy & it sometimes produces blood on the tissue. How can I discreetly treat it?

I have a very small hemorrhoid on the opening of my anus. Very itchy & it sometimes produces blood on the tissue. How can I discreetly treat it?

Sitz baths: You may have an anal fissure. Symptoms like itching are best treated with witch hazel (preparationh flushable wipes). Avoid constipation, and increase fiber intake (diet and metamucil) to keep stools soft. Sitz baths with epsom salts 4-8x/d 15 min each tepid water heals most. If not, see a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an internal hemorrhoid remaining after an ex. Thrombosed hemorrhoid. It constantly discharges mucous and sometimes blood? How can I stop this?

Hemmoroids: These are veins. Internal plexus above rectum with no sensation. They will bleed brite red, no pain. External ones clot and hurt and at times we do incise and drain. Mucous means some type of irritation. Need physician exam of rectum. We use short anoscope to examin. If have external roads almost always have internal ones. Dr. Will check for rectal pathology. ...Read more

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I do not have hemorrhoids or a fissure, yet I still leave large amounts of blood in the toilet after defecating. What can cause this? Is it serious?

I do not have hemorrhoids or a fissure, yet I still leave large amounts of blood in the toilet after defecating. What can cause this? Is it serious?

Yes: Many causes of non hemorrhoidal upper and lower GI bleeding and all serious and need immediate evaluation and colonoscopy most likely, barring other history or physical findings that would lead to other differential diagnostics. ...Read more

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Using the restroom this morning, I saw tiny spots of bright red blood on tissue. I have hemorrhoids. How long until healed? They're small? AlreadyHadColonos

Using the restroom this morning, I saw tiny spots of bright red blood on tissue. I have hemorrhoids. How long until healed? They're small? AlreadyHadColonos

Well hemorrhoids: Don't exactly heal, they just stop bleeding and can decrease in size a little. Often using OTC tucks (witch hazel) pads will help them heal faster in about a week. But if really an issue see proctologist for laser treatment options ...Read more

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When using the restroom this morning, I saw very tiny spots of bright red blood on tissue. I have hemorrhoids. How long until they healed. They're small?

When using the restroom this morning, I saw very tiny spots of bright red blood on tissue. I have hemorrhoids. How long until they healed. They're small?

Check it out: Bleeding from the rectum should never be ignored and at least a sigmoidoscopy should be performed. 90 percent of the time it is hemorrhoids which often respond to metamucil or citracel. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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