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Which Are More Painful Internal Or External Hemorrhoids
Bright red blood in stool one time. Rectal exam showed no evidence of internal or external hemorrhoids. No pain. Drank 3 beers previous night. 30 yrs.
Need further eval: 3 beers should have nothing to do with having rectal bleeding, but are at the upper limit of what is considered a safe drinking range for women (4 or fewer and average of 1 or less drink per day). If a rectal exam did not show any cause, it would be prudent to get a referral to a GI specialist to see if they felt that a proctoscopy or colonoscopy was indicated, depending on personal/family history. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, they are. It is secondary to the thrombotic process itself. ...Read more
M58, I have external hemorrhoids, does it mean that there is high probability that I may have internal as well. thanks ?
Yes: However, it doesn't matter exactly where the hemorrhoids are unless they are causing problems. There are many creams and suppositories to use, and many types of procedures to perform if they are very bothersome. Procedures are usually best done by a colorectal surgical specialist, or general surgeon with substantial experience. ...Read more
I get inflamed external hemorrhoids randomly once or twice a year where the vein bulges and becomes hard and painful for 2 weeks. Why & what to do?
Thrombose Hemorrhoid: You most likely develop Thrombosed Hemorrhoid which it means the blood clots from inside the Hemorrhoid, this condition is very painful and the Hemorrhoid looks bluish or purple. Sometimes they could resolve by itself but it can be excised by the surgeon, if you get this couple of times a yea it's time for you to see a surgeon for possible Hemorrhoid surgery, try to prevent constipation, sits bath ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
I have a chronic external hemorrhoids, but actually after itching it becomes painful.What treatment do you suggest?
First make sure : They are hemorrhoids , not missing some thing else by visiting your doctor. If they are you may have thrombosed hemorrhoids, take sietz baths, stool softeners, high fibre diet and local care with any o c medications , will get better in few days. If keep recurring will need some type of surgical intervention. ...Read more
Why do I have external hemorrhoids/skin tags but no internal hemorrhoids? I thought the external ones came from inside. Thank you.
External hemorrhoids: Usually the hemorrhoidal cushions or vein complexes originate internally. The shear forces secondary to either straining with constipation or frequent bowel movements associated with diarrhea can lead to prolapse of the anal lining ( mucosa) and associated hemorrhoids. If they clot or thrombose, they can be quite painful. When the acute inflammation resides you may be left with redundant skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
i have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?
I am a 17 year old girl. Had painful external hemorrhoids for 3 years. But now it has permentally stayed external, painless, for a year and 5 months?
Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) 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
This treatment is usually performed on internal hemorrhoids, but it can be effective on external hemorrhoids as well?
No: Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure if I have external hemorrhoids should I see a doctor? It is painful. I have had swelling before but not like this and with pain
I had a colonoscopy last yr it was neg. I have internal/external hemorrhoids, today I have diarrhea and every time i wipe there's a lil blood worry?
No: You are young to have had a colonoscopy, and with negative findings, the blood is likely due to the hemorrhoids. Unless you have a strong family history, you should have a course of dietary changes to increase fiber and water intake to soften stools. If this fails, you may need to see a general or colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed or banded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know I have small internal and external hemorrhoids.Pain went away past few days defecating,but slight pink on stool and pain while wiping recently?
Hemorrhoids: can bleed or become thrombosed, which can cause pain. See your doctor to get them examined. If they need treatment, medicine can be prescribed, or you can be referred to a surgeon for removal. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Are external hemorrhoids always painful? I have what seems like a pea-sized red bump next to anus but not painful at all, but bleeds sometime.
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and i just got external hemorrhoids what can I do? It's uncomfortable its only been 1day and its painful? Will they go away?
Local care: It is common problem during pregnancy , wait till delivery, most of the time will improve after delivery, now get relief by local care , ointments sietz baths, avoid constipation and take plenty of fluids you will be fine.Speak to your OB and gyn doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have one sided flat stools sometimes. I have been examined and have a lot of internal and external hemorrhoids from pregnancy. Could it be colon ca?
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