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Thrombosed hemmorhoid now bleeding again?

Thrombosed hemmorhoid now bleeding again?

Hemmorhoids: There are in office procedures like banding or drainage that can be done to manage the disease as well as non surgical things like behavioral and dietary modifications that can help. Best to see a local colorectal or general surgeon to help manage this condition ...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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I have internal hemorr. & anal fissure. Doc. suggested healing fissure before perf. band ligation. Is it safe to fix hem. first? Got sever. foul odor

I have internal hemorr. & anal fissure. Doc. suggested  healing fissure before perf. band ligation. Is it safe to fix hem. first? Got sever. foul odor

Yes: If the fissure does not heal, yes you can have it fixed safely. Yes it is painful, that is why it called pain in the butt. Make modification in the diet and avoid getting constipation is the key ...Read more

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Should I try rutin for bleeding internal hemorrhoids?

Should I try rutin for bleeding internal hemorrhoids?

Waste time/money: As with most naturalistic / holistic remedies claims ...Read more

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M58, Does external painless thrombosed hemorrhoid need any treatment? or its heal on its own? thanks

M58, Does external painless thrombosed hemorrhoid need any treatment? or its heal on its own? thanks

No need: They usually heal on their own. Please make sure that is what this is and not a tumor. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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28yrs old. Doc says I have in/out hemmroids. Bleeding on tp & stool. No issues passing stool. When to worry that's its not the hemmroids?

28yrs old. Doc says I have in/out hemmroids. Bleeding on tp & stool. No issues passing stool. When to worry that's its not the hemmroids?

Depends: You are young, the likelihood of it being bad is low, but there are still risks. Did your doctor do an exam? What kind if exam? There are a lot of reasons for rectal bleeding, even in a young person like you. Depending on the amount if blood, personal and family history, colonoscopy is very helpful to define the source. Ask your doctor if any other tests need to be done in your case. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation.Bloody stools..Dr said its anal fissure nd take care of constipation.Have occasional black stool too.Feel heavines in anal regon?

Chronic constipation.Bloody stools..Dr said its anal fissure nd take care of constipation.Have occasional black stool too.Feel heavines in anal regon?

See answer: It's true that constipation is most common cause of anal fissure, and also hemorrhoids, which are usually associated with painful bm, bright red blood on tissue paper or in toilet bowl, and "heaviness" in anorectal region. My concern is the chronicity of your constipation and, if you are not taking iron, black stools may imply bleeding from a source in upper GI tract. Recommend gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Bleeding after BM (Fissures), not constipated, colonoscopy showed no Chrohn's, etc. What else could cause anal fissues? Allergies? Stress? Reflux?

Anal fissures: Some common causes of anal fissure include:Passing large or hard stools, Constipation and straining during bowel movements, Chronic diarrhea, Inflammation of the anorectal area caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease, and Childbirth. You may not be constipated, but may have large stools. Activities like anal intercourse or sex toy use can cause them too. Keep up with the GI ...Read more

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Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Anal fissure ! bleeds with big bm. What will help me?

Keep 'em soft!: Anal fissure treatment is aimed at controlling constipation and reducing anal sphincter spasm. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and lots of fluids help relieve constipation and keep bms soft. Warm water sitz baths for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Occasionally, a variety of special medications or creams may be used. ...Read more

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Prolapse repair 4/13; now having frequent BMs, Foley is leaking & have hard painful bump between anus & vagina. Should I contact surgeon?

Prolapse repair 4/13; now having frequent BMs, Foley is leaking & have hard painful bump between anus & vagina. Should I contact surgeon?

Yes please...: Your answer is best from derived, and most accurate, if it comes from the surgeon who knows you. Place the call now and heed the advice you receive from that source. ...Read more

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Do hemmroids cause gas?

Do hemmroids cause gas?

No: Hemorrhoids do not cause gas. Gas is a by-product of the effects of gut bacteria on ingested food. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Feel new small "skin tag" type outside anus- was told 1 yr ago had internal hemorroids- could this be external one? Chronic constipation & strain w BM

Feel new small "skin tag" type outside anus- was told 1 yr ago had internal hemorroids- could this be external one? Chronic constipation & strain w BM

External hemorrhoids: Certainly could be. Since this is an area that is difficult for an individual to see, even in the best of circumstances, I would recommend being evaluated to make sure you know what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists.Help!?

Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists.Help!?

Anal fissures: Would cause bright red blood from the rectum. Darker blood suggests bleeding from further up inside the colon. If he has not had a colonoscopy he needs one. Please see your primary doctor to be referred to a gastroenterologist or surgeon who does colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding after fissure op. Surgon found 1 big hemorrhoid and some small. Banding done for big one. Foul smell & bleeding persistant. What is it?

Rectal bleeding after fissure op. Surgon found 1 big hemorrhoid and some small. Banding done for big one. Foul smell & bleeding persistant. What is it?

Bleeding after: surgery of any kind is best treated and questions answered by the surgeon who did the surgery. Please contact that surgeon or the doctor on call for him/her as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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DR Dx internal hemorroids- bright red bleed,pain -like a tear, itching,w/ BM- can feel tiny lump outside of anus. Is this normal?ho constipation 32yo

DR Dx internal hemorroids- bright red bleed,pain -like a tear, itching,w/ BM- can feel tiny lump outside of anus. Is this normal?ho constipation 32yo

Old external hemorr.: Internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids share the same underlying veins and are often found together, although not necessarily enlarged/inflamed at the same time. An external hemorrhoid is usually very painful with sharp pain and feels different than the burning/pressure of an internal hemorrhoid. When an external hemorrhoid resolves, it a little non-tender "skin tag" next to the anus. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation while passing stools. Don't have hemorrhoid's/fissures/ constipation. Reason.?

How to treat burning sensation while passing stools. Don't have hemorrhoid's/fissures/ constipation. Reason.?

Hemorrhoids fissures: Hemorrhoids are venous structures. Fissures are tear with scarring in the delicate tissue. Constipation, is local trauma to anal canal as large, hard stool passes. Straining, coughing, lifting lead to increased venous pressures and rectal trauma. Fissures once started can progress. Care and treatment is the same, decrease anal trauma, get evaluated by local doc or surgeon. ...Read more