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Does hemorrhoid has anything to do with my stool shape?

Does hemorrhoid has anything to do with my stool shape?

It could.: A large hemorrhoid could change the shape of the stool as it passes through the lower portion of the rectum and anal canal. ...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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I found out I have four large internal hemorrhoids (they prevented the passage of stool and I ended up in the ER). Could they also change stool shape?

I found out I have four large internal hemorrhoids (they prevented the passage of stool and I ended up in the ER). Could they also change stool shape?

Yes&No, hemorrhoids: are stretched-out/varicose veins (either above or below the anal sphincter muscles) which connect the veins of the lower colon with veins of the skin collecting blood for return to the heart. Assuming no clots, the distending volume is simply blood & probably softer than feces. If the vein contains clots (& scarred down old clots) then greater stiffness & associated effect on fecal shape. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid cause thin stool?

Is hemorrhoid cause thin stool?

No: Hemorrhoids are vascular and soft and rarely are the cause of change in bowel habits or constipation or change in the caliber of the stool in and by themselves. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause thinner stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause thinner stools?

Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get checked by your doc, you may need a colonoscopy. Don't just assume it is the hemorrhoid. A rectal mass could be more ominous to your overall health. ...Read more

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What to do before stool in hemorrhoids?

What to do before stool in hemorrhoids?

Regular : In order to help your hemorrhoids the biggest thing is to keep your stools loose by taking a daily fiber supplement and drinking lots of water. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause flat ribbon-like stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause flat ribbon-like stools?

No: Hemorrhoids do not change the shape of stool. If this is a constant change, you need a flexible sigmoidoscopy to see if there is a reason for this. ...Read more

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How can I make it easier to pass hard stool while I have hemorrhoids?

How can I make it easier to pass hard stool while I have hemorrhoids?

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 have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and I am afraid to pass stool. What should I do?

I have a thrombosed external hemorrhoid and I am afraid to pass stool. What should I do?

Ice pack, soak: Try soaking in warm water and alternating with ice pack. Take a stool softener such as colace or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Consider seeing a surgeon, who can remove the hemorrhoid. Don't hold your stool, which will only make it harder and more likely to hurt when you do pass it. ...Read more

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When you just get hemorrhoids (meaning it is just new), is having blood on the stool normal?

When you just get hemorrhoids (meaning it is just new), is having blood on the stool normal?

Needs further eval: Needs to be evaluated by pcp, labs oredred, better history taken. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between blood from stools or blood from hemorrhoids? Just wondering.

How can you tell the difference between blood from stools or blood from hemorrhoids? Just wondering.

Exam: You need to have some one take a look and check that area out. No one can see themselves back there. Once the big problems are ruled in or out then we can talk about the hemorrhoids bleeding. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid appears only when releasing stool. There is no pain or discomfort but hard to pass and/or finish off stool. What can I do to prevent it?

High fiber, Sitzbath: Warm sitz bath with epsom salts three times a day would help and so would a high fiber diet with plenty of water. Avoiding straining during defecation also helps. ...Read more

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I think I have a internal hemorrhoid, not sure. When i go to the bathroom a bulge comes out but the opening feels to small to pass any stools; help!

I think I have a internal hemorrhoid, not sure. When i go to the bathroom a bulge comes out but the opening feels to small to pass any stools; help!

See doctor...: For the time being, you may try: consume more vegetables and fruits, drink more water but not excessive, take yogart and probiotics, go to sit for bm regularly, take ducolax off and on. Meanwhile, collect the feature, degree, and progress of the related symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see dr. For review, analysis, history, physicals including rectal exam, ... ...Read more

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(External) hemorrhoid is painful. (Didn't try to pass stool; it just hurt all of a sudden after a lot of walking). Ways to ease discomfort at home??

(External) hemorrhoid is painful. (Didn't try to pass stool; it just hurt all of a sudden after a lot of walking). Ways to ease discomfort at home??

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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There has been a line in my stools for a year, now i have Hemorrhoids come and go for the last couple of months with bright blood. What's going on?

There has been a line in my stools for a year,  now i have Hemorrhoids come and go for the last couple of months with bright blood. What's going on?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are part of normal anatomy; we all have them, but just talk about them when they are bothersome. Flare-ups with pain, itching and bleeding can come and go and are usually the result of constipation and bearing down to have BMs. Also more common during and after pregnancy. If you have a larger, engorged hemorrhoid, its presence may cause a line in your stool. Commit to high fiber diet ...Read more

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Small sack of fluid near anus. It has been there for a long time so i don't think it's a hemorrhoid. Doesn't hurt. I do have problems passing stool ?

Small sack of fluid near anus. It has been there for a long time so i don't think it's a hemorrhoid.  Doesn't hurt. I do have problems passing stool ?

Hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids can last a lifetime. Their purpose is to provide cushioning to your anus from stool coming through. They don't hurt. To make sure, have your doctor check it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause flat stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause flat stools?

Yes: From edema (swelling) at the anal opening and thus deformation of the stool as you pass it (like toothpaste out of a tube). ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhoid somewhat block the pathway of stool?

Can a hemorrhoid somewhat block the pathway of stool?

Yes. It can. : Yes if it is highly inflammed, enlarged or thrombosed. The fissure and pain further costrict the sphincter and make the passage of stool difficult. For constipation -walking exercise, high fiber diet, good water intake and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are proven good. For hemorrhoid see your doctor. Thanks and good luck. ...Read more

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I suffer from hemorrhoids starting May 2016 until now. i really feel the pain every time i stool. what should i take or do to stop the pain and heal?

I suffer from hemorrhoids starting May 2016 until now. i really feel the pain every time i stool. what should i take or do to stop the pain and heal?

Hemorrhoid: A hemorrhoid is a dilated vein that pops out about the anus and rectum. We tend to get hemorrhoids from straining at stool, which in turn results from inadequate water and fiber intake. Any increase in intra-abdominal pressure actually, from medical conditions to trauma to heavy lifting to pregnancy, can lead to hemorrhoids as well. Itreatable with topical agents. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Can hemorrhoids cause loose stools?

Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. Sometimes the medication people use to hep the swelling loosens up fecal material (glycerin) but the hemorrhoids themselves are not a cause of loose stools. ...Read more

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Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Do internal hemorrhoids cause rectal damage and blood in the stool?

Yes: The hemorrhoid is clear evidence of damage.
And yes, is often cause for blood in stool.Now we must discuss treatment and prevention.I suggest that the cause is a hard stool.More fiber & exercise.No bathroom breaks longer than 10 min nor shorter than 5 min.Better hydration-the colon's job is to recover fluid-you are deficient.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have bloody stools 2-3 times a year. How can I be sure it is just hemorrhoids?

I have bloody stools 2-3 times a year. How can I be sure it is just hemorrhoids?

Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy will evaluate your entire colon for problems that can be the cause of blood. If nothing else is found, it is the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?

What are some reasons for a bleeding hemorrhoid when you have loose stools and how do you get the bleeding to stop.?

Just hemorrhoids ?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a sigmoidectomy in June. I have been having blood in my stools but I think it's hemorrhoids. Is that possible so soon?

"So soon" after ?: This answer is being formulated in November, which is five months after your sigmoidoscopy. Hemorrhoids can develop quite abuptly--so not "too soon." More to the point-- are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Lots of things can cause blood in stool, some quite concerning. Please return to your gastroenterologist and have him/her resume your evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have had hemorrhoid for years. Rarely bleeds. Tonight after a hard stool it bled. Is that dangerous--losing blood too quickly?

No: Your anal sphincter (muscle) COMPRESSES the hemorrhoid making a lot of blood loss unlikely. OVER TIME HOWEVER anemia may result! Talk with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about Treatment for your condition!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had hemorrhoids for a few days now and I am noticing red blood drops in toilet and on stool. is this normal with hemorrhoids??

Yes and no: in General bright red blood dripping or found while wiping for somebody in your age is related to a hemorrhoid or anal fissures saying that I will feel more comfortable if you see a doctor for proper evaluation mean while try to keep your stool soft hydrate yourself well eat more fibers eat more fruit and more vegetables and you can use OTC ointment good luck ...Read more

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