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I had a baby 4 months ago. Have hemorrhoids & now I am bleeding heavily when i pass a stool. Tearing feeling back & front of my anus?Whats happening?

I had a baby 4 months ago. Have hemorrhoids & now I am bleeding heavily when i pass a stool. Tearing feeling back & front of my anus?Whats happening?

Could be fissure: The bleeding and pain you describe is more consistent with an anal fissure, which is a "skin tear" in around the anus. You may also have hemorrhoids associated, which could also contribute and just make the whole thing worse. Go see your doc, a surgeon, or a GI doctor and get this checked out so it can be treated and get you some relief! i'm sorry this is happening to you. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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How heavy and how long does an external hemorrhoid bleed for?

How heavy and how long does an external hemorrhoid bleed for?

Few days: You are referring to ext. Hems. Which thrombose (clot) from blood slowing down as it traverses the hem. Vein it is going thru as you strain to have a bm or go too often with loose stools. Once the blood clots in the vein it swells and hurts and sometimes it bursts open and bleeds on its own or the doctor opens it to get the clot out and reduce the swelling and pain lasting a few days. ...Read more

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What should I do about a bleeding hemorrhoid?

Water & Fiber: Start with water and fiber (psyllium - unflavored). Avoid using the ipad on the toilet. Speak with your doctor - make sure it is hemorrhoids and not something else. ...Read more

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What do I do about a hemorrhoid that is bleeding?

What do I do about a hemorrhoid that is bleeding?

Time works but...: Bleed usually resolves in a few days. Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including increasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligation. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. See your primary md. ...Read more

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I have a hemorrhoid and it won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

I have a hemorrhoid and it won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

Pressure : if pressure doesn't work you may very well need a procedure although possible very minimal and have to go to er ...Read more

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What to do dir bleeding hemorrhoids?

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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Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding can occur as a result of many things besides hemorrhoids including a growth in your intestine. You need to get that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i go see a doc for external hemorrhoid is bleeding?

Should i go see a doc for external hemorrhoid is bleeding?

Maybe: If this is a persistent problem, you should see your doctor. If its new, try local management first. Topical over the counter cremes, good hydration, moderate to high fibre diet, sitz baths all may help. If the bleeding persists , or is tender, see your doctor. This may be self limited as the bleeding may be the disruption of the engorged hemorrhoid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the rectal bleeding a result of if not hemorrhoids?

What is the rectal bleeding a result of if not hemorrhoids?

Depends : Fissures, malignancies, diverticulae are some other conditions that can cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoids that bleed due to a bleeding disorder of some sort?

Is hemorrhoids that bleed due to a bleeding disorder of some sort?

Not at all!: The most common symptom for hemorrhoids is bleeding. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that are designed to help control bowel function. In many people, the hemorrhoids get swollen, and since they are filled with blood they can bleed. People with bleeding disorders have a higher risk of hemorrhoidal bleeding. Either way, a high fiber diet is the first line therapy for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Is it possible to have itching by internal hemorrhoids but no bleeding?

Yes: Internal hemorrhoid without significant thrombosis may causing chief months painless or painful bleeding, discomfort, tenesmus, with leakage of fecal material. Bleeding occur from the internal hemorrhoid when there is significant dilatation of the internal hemorrhoidal veins which may accompany with thrombosis of the hemorrhoidal veins, leading to rectal bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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What is the best initial treatment for pain of small external hemorrhoid with no bleeding.

Hemorrhoids: Initial treatment consists of warm water baths to rectal area called sitz baths, gentle hygiene with wet wipes and blotting, and application of otc Hydrocortisone cream. Also, dietary changes with gradual increase in fiber, controlling carbohydrates, and increasing water intake. Activity increases help too. Visit with your doctor to make sure that they are hemorrhoids and nothing else. ...Read more

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Bleeding from rectum. 88 years old with hemorrhoids. Worth it to fix them if health problems?

Bleeding from rectum. 88 years old with hemorrhoids. Worth it to fix them if health problems?

Colonoscopy okay?: Your bleeding problem might be as simple as hemorrhoids bleeding; if so, a rectal procedure can be low risk and offer you a significant benefit. However, with other concerns "age" and "health problems", your bleeding problem might not be simple. See your primary doc, get a colonoscopy and depending on those results, your doc will help you decide the best action. ...Read more

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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 always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

I always experience a bleeding hemorrhoid due to constant constipation. Is there a cure for this?

Colonoscopy: Have you seen a GI specialist. There may a be a cause other than classic constipation that is causing your symptoms. You may need to be scoped. If nothing is found, there are other studies that may show how your colon is functioning. A GI specialist can guide you thru this. Increasing the (bulk) fiber in your diet and newer products like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can resolve most issues of constipation. ...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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I had a hemorrhoid burst and it still lightly bleeding, I have no access to a bath, how would i clean so it doesn't hurt?

Moistened wipes : Moist tissue, or better yet baby wipes with aloe work very well. You can also obtain a sitz bath, which is a shallow bath that you sit upon. A medical supply store can also provide a squirt bottle to spray the area clean. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. What can I do when I have bleeding. Can I do something to prevent bleeding?

I was recently diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. What can I do when I have bleeding. Can I do something to prevent bleeding?

Use stool softener.: Both as treatment and prevention.Eat more fiber, drink more water and exercise more.Hemorrhoids are basically veins that have been injured by our bad habits.Don't let your stools become very hard, the job of the colon is to recover the fluid in the stool;if we do not drink enough water, or eat only highly processed food (no fiber) and don't exercise(the helper to bowel transit) we can expect problems. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with crohns last week and also have hemorrhoids inside my anus but this week they started bleeding what should I do?

I was diagnosed with crohns last week and also have hemorrhoids inside my anus but this week they started bleeding what should I do?

Perianal Crohn's?: Crohn's disease can manifest anywhere along the entire length of the GI tract, including in the rectum and perianal area. Don't assume your bleeding is due to hemorrhoids--get checked immediately to address a possible Crohn's flare. ...Read more

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I got an internal hemorrhoid about 9 days ago, but there hasn't been any bleeding for a week. Is it safe to consume alcohol at this point?

I got an internal hemorrhoid about 9 days ago, but there hasn't been any bleeding for a week. Is it safe to consume alcohol at this point?

No: There is no contraindication to drinking alcohol with an internal hemorrhoid but there is a problem to be consuming alcohol at age 17. I would wait until you are of age or if you happen to be addicted to alcohol at this early age seek medical help / ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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