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Hemorrhoids Heavy Bleeding
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? What's 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
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
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
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
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
Waste time/money: As with most naturalistic / holistic remedies claims ...Read more
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
Depends: Fissures, malignancies, diverticulae are some other conditions that can cause bleeding. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. Is surgery my only option?
What is the best thing to treat hemorrhoids near the anus? There is little bleeding and lots of itchiness.
Hemorrhoids: Use' preparation h' use twice a day for 2 weeks. Consult your doctor if not better in 1 week. ...Read more
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
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
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
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've had a grape sized thrombosed hemorrhoid for 4 days now. It appears to have popped last night and is painful and bleeding. Is this normal?
Evacuate the clot: Must expel the clot and then it will heal on its own. Anusol-HC suppositories will help. See your MD if you need help ...Read more
Had external hemorrhoids last week that had resolved. For 2 days I have had burning after bm. Not hard, no bleeding. No tear that I can see.?
I have twi hemorrhoids that are slightly bleeding and are painful. I have been using the gel and wipes and soaking in hot water for a month now.
Hemorrhoids: Continue present therapy, but make certain stool is soft so u do not strain during bm. Increasing fiber in diet, adding fiber supplement, & using a stool softener should help. Should also see pcp/gi/proctologist to b checked for other conditions: polyps, anal fissure, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel ds. ...Read more
How do I treat external hemorrhoids quickly I get this pain from time to time and I don't know the cause. I have no bleeding but I can feel a bump?
Over the counter: Creams (i.e. preparation H)Get a more detailed answer ›