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How common is anemia with hemorrhoids?

How common is anemia with hemorrhoids?

Bleeding: Anemia is not uncommon. I see it in approximately 3 percent of sufferers from internal hemorrhoids. But one should also consider other causes of anemia like colon cancer in that case. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Can hemorrhoids cause normocytic anemia?

Can hemorrhoids cause normocytic anemia?

Unlikely: You would have to be bleeding for a long time. It really is not a chronic disease. However, if you are bleeding a lot, it could lead to an iron deficiency. That may initially be a noemi cystic anemia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

Can hemorrhoids be a cause of extreme iron deficiency anemia?

Yes, but so: Can colon cancer. It depends on amount of bleeding, but hemorrhoids generally do not cause anemia. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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How common are hemorrhoids?

How common are hemorrhoids?

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 more

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Which symptoms of hemorrhoids are most common?

Which symptoms of hemorrhoids are most common?

Discomfort: Hemorrhoids are veins at the anal opening that can become enlarged. Anal opening discomfort, peri-anal swelling, sometimes small rectal bleeding, maybe can have discomfort or swelling at the anal region with bowel movements. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is common to get hemorrhoids at a young age?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are caused by high pressure in the anorectal canal during defecation. A high fiber diet or taking fiber such as metamucil can prevent them, or greatly reduce symptoms caused by them. ...Read more

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Hi im a 17 year old girl and i discovered what i think to be a hemorrhoid. Is it common or dangerous?

Hi im a 17 year old girl and i discovered what i think to be a hemorrhoid. Is it common or dangerous?

Comoom yes: Dangerous no. Can be indication of chronic constipation and pushing too hard or chronic diarrhea or hereditary. If it bothers you or bleeds have it evaluated for peace of mind and treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more