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How Often Do Hemorrhoids Bleed
Long time: As long as they are untreated and as long as there may be constipation, irritation, damage or recurrent straining too long at the toilet. See a doctor for an exam to be sure of what you have. Avoid constipation, dink more water, eat more fiver, fruits ; vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more
Get Right Diagnosis: Not all rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids! most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended or protrude after straining or having a bowel movement. If torn with a bm or anal sex, they can bleed. But so can ulcerative colitis, crohns, benign tumors (polyps), or even cancer! you need to see a GI doc or colorectal surgeon for the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Not the worms: Pinworm infection is caused by enterobius vermicularis a small, white worm w/ pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the lower colon. Typically asymptomatic or cause perianal itching. The tiny worms are not invasive and do not cause rectal bleeding. Severe irritation from aggressive scratching could be source of local, minimal bleeding but is unlikely. ...Read more
Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?
You may be able to: tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for.To know for sure, please see your doctor.If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard.Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: Depended on the severity of your external hemorrhoid. There are a few things you can do to relieve your problem. Eat high fiber diet, drink adequate amount of water. Use citrucel, one table spoon in 8 oz of water, drink daily. Avoid straining during bowel movement. Sitz bath 2-3 times daily with 5-10 minutes each. Avoid prolonged sitting on the toilet. Prep-h, three times per day. Last-sx. ...Read more
By exam by doctor: Your doctor can differentiate by examination, anal fissure is very painful, usually located at tail bone side of anus single, little or no bleeding, most of the time will heal but may take time, hemorrhoids first painless bleeding reduces it self , later will get thrombosed with severe pain, please see you doctor to make sure it is not something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got external hemorrhoids because of preparation for colonoscopy. They are extremely painful and itchy. How long will it take to heal? Will they by themselves? Can I do something so they can heal soon?
First confirm source: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
Can a prolapsed internal pile (smallish) shrink and not protrude anynore? If so how do I shrink it?
Yes: Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids can wax and wane in size based on a number of conditions, mostly related to activities of patient or treatments used. With sitz baths and epsom salts, some internal and external hemorrhoids improve, along with avoidance of straining at bowel movements, and good blood pressure control. Topical witch hazel helps with itching and burning. ...Read more
How do ovarian cysts form? Andhow can I prevent them? How do they go away? How often do they occur?
Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are extremely common and can be due to many different issues. Most are benign. A large cyst can increase the incidence of ovarian torsion. Common cysts arise from endometriosis, dermoids and hemorrhagic copora luteals cysts. There is no sure fire way to prevent these. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Strained anus from penetration. no pain, bleeding, discomfort, but may be beginning of hemorrhoid(s)? time to wait for re-engage or way to heal fast
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may also wish to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Bright red bleed: Initial stages, painless, mass less bright bleeding, soils the tissue with blood , later stages associated with pain and inability to push them back into rectum ( non reducible ). Any rectal bleed first consideration is cancer must see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Other causes of rectal itching could include irritation of a rectal fissure and tape worm ...Read more
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
Can you still have hemorrhoid bleeding after band ligation? Does it have to be repeated or done in more sessions to work?
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
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
Have had hemorrhoid for about 2 years. Used proctafoam maybe 2 times. Would this heal it? It has been bleeding. Could I do something without surgery?
Possibly: A hemorrhoid that is external and bleeding can usually be managed in office. A bleeding internal hemorrhoid may require rubber banding or some other form of surgery. Use the proctofoam twice daily, increase caffeine free fluids to 80-100 oz per day and if not improved in a week or so see a colon and rectal specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have done bleeding two weeks later after hemorrhoid band ligation? Is this possible? Does it mean the procedure didn't work or has to be repeated? Could there be more that need to be banded?
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