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Which Hurts More Internal Or External Hemorrhoids
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
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
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
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?
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 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
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