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How much hemorrhoid bleeding is considered too much?

How much hemorrhoid bleeding is considered too much?

None: Hemorrhoids shouldn't bleed and not all bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids. No bleeding is normal. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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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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How much bleeding is normal with hemorrhoids?

How much bleeding is normal with hemorrhoids?

Can look like a lot: Sometimes hemorrhoid bleeding can look like a lot because of the toilet bowl "filling" up with what looks like the whole bowl but it really is just diluted blood. Rarely can some people bleed enough to get anemic from it. If it is a recurrent problem that topical otc creams/suppositories don't help, see a GI specialist to get scoped just to be on the safe side. ...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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Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Why am I still bleeding after hemorrhoid removal?

Not unusual: small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toilet tissue as well. You should contact your surgeon if the bleeding is profuse and goes beyond the 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop internal hemorrhoid bleeding?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...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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Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Should you get a bleeding hemorrhoid fixed before taking a fob test?

Fob test?: What is that? Hemmoroids are usually self limiting but if persist and coney to bleed then need to address. ...Read more

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I'm having a severe bleeding hemorrhoid. Been to ED once already. what should I do?

I'm having a severe bleeding hemorrhoid.  Been to ED once already. what should I do?

Surgeon: I suggest surgical excision and definitive treatment. I would also suggest Sitz baths 3-4 times daily and the use of OTC hemorrhoidal preparations such as Anusol or have your physician call in Anusol HC or Procto- Foam. http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/14749/1/Sitz-Bath-Recipe.html ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

How can I treat my hemorrhoid? What medication can be used to treat a bleeding hemorrhoid?

Keep moving: Hemorrhoidal cream or witch hazel can be used. Minimize them by not sitting on the toilet to read. If they interfer with your quality of life then seek out a colorectal surgeon. These can be treated and you will feel better. ...Read more

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I am suffering from internal hemorrhoids since 7 years. But nowadays its bleeding too much. Help.

I am suffering from internal hemorrhoids since 7 years. But nowadays its bleeding too much. Help.

Banding : True internal hemorrhoids can be treated in the office by rubber band ligation. In the office, a rubber band is placed on the base of the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid will fall off in about a week. ...Read more

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My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

My hemorrhoid is bleeding, can it become infected?

No: The excellent circulation to the rectum and the resulting delivery of infection fighting blood cells make hemorrhoid infections pretty rare. The itching and redness at the rectal opening is often complicated by yeast (monilial) colonization from the bowel. I've found the use of an antifungal (eg Clotrimazole which is over the counter) and some cortisone cream very helpful to get rid of the itch. ...Read more

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Can the bleeding caused by hemorrhoids be excessive

Can the bleeding caused by hemorrhoids be excessive

Rarely: Bleeding from hemorrhoids rarely cause excess blood loss or anemia. This is because it generally stops when you lie down and stop straining. If you are having more than a small amount of bleeding, though, it is time to have surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any way to ride my bike without my hemorrhoids bleeding later?

Is there any way to ride my bike without my hemorrhoids bleeding later?

More cushion...: You may need to have your hemorrhoids treatted or perhaps a thicker bicycle seat cushion would prevent them from getting too irritated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

See your doctor: There are a variety of causes including fissures and hemorrhoids, but you need to make sure you don't have a cancerous growth. Visit your doctor and make sure you get a complete physical exam, including a rectal exam. If you are age 50 or better and you never have had a colonoscopy, you should talk with your doctor about arranging this too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Is it possible to have a small hemorrhoid which causes only itching and has no bleeding or pain?

Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more

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Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?

Experiencing periodic bleeding with hemorrhoids. How often is too often when it comes to this type of bleeding?

2-3 per week: Most of the time hemorrhoids are treated based on how they limit your lifestyle. Some should be treated if they are a higher grade (they are graded 1-4), but it's usually based on your preference. If they are bleeding more than 2-3 times per week, I recommend seeing your family doctor to discuss your options based on your exam. Treatments can be diet modification, banding and surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do for external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?

What can I do for  external hemorrhoid at home . It's painful. I try to push it back in but that doesn't work . Not bleeding . ?

May be thrombosed: A thrombosed hemorrhoid occurs when the blood vessel within the hemorrhoid becomes clotted. It then becomes swollen and painful. The natural history is that the blood clot will eventually dissolve, but it will often takes 2 wks or more. Sitting in a tub of warm water may help with pain, as sell as Proctofoam. But I see a lot of pts who have tried these without relief and they request operation ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!

Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!

Just hemorrhoids ?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain 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.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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