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Is Anaemia Common With Hemorrhoids
Can a hemoglobin blood result alone confirm anemia? In sept my result 136 and last week 133. Within norm but bleeding a lot from hemorrhoids. No pain.
Yes: If your hemoglobin level is normal, you are not anemic. There are however different ways of measuring the hemoglobin, and the most accurate is a formal blood sample, not just a finger stick. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can hemorrhoids cause anemia through occult blood loss? Or would the bleeding more likely be overt?
Possible: if it is long standing it is possible do you have any symptoms of either? may warrant a visit with your doctor ...Read more
I have anemia and take iron medication (ferrous sulfate). Should I continue if i recently developed hemorrhoids and the iron makes me constipated?
Very: Hemorrhoids are normal veins that everyone is born with. When they are symptomatic it is usually related to excessive straining, constipation, chronic diarrhea. Low fiber diets, excessive caffeine and our rushed lifestyles can contribute to making them symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer