I have grade 2 internal and external hemorrhoids - how often should I get a colonoscopy?

No need. You should not have colonoscopy just for hemorrhoids. Some times bleeding in cancer of colon and rectum is attributed to hemorrhoids. Anoscopy and proctoscopy in doctor office is enough for it.

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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 more...
Possibilities... Consider anal fissure, hemorrhoidal bleeding, proctitis (inflamed rectum), anal abscess or fistula, trauma to the anal canal, skin changes around the anus (benign or malignant) or even a new infection or other causes of colitis (to account for your recent diarrhea). The only way to find out, and to start appropriate treatment, is to get re-examined. See your doctor please. Read more...

Rectum burns when I have bowel movements. Feel like I am gonna have diarrhea. Have internal/ external hemorrhoids and fissures. Colonoscopy n endoscopy clean. What to do about burning and diarrhea?

Rectal burning. I find that Anusol HC suppositories 2x a day am and hs for 7 to 10 days will significantly relieve the pain due to frequent bowel movements, anal fissure and or proctitis. If diarrhea is the initiating problem, a workup for cause is necessary inculding stool studies and colonoscopy. Read more...
Ring of fire. Use OTC hemorrhoid preparations to begin on a routine basis and then see your health provider if that is not effective or you have tried that already. Read more...

I have colonoscopy procedure friday, right now I have external hemorrhoids can I use preperation h right now, until friday?

Yes. The chemicals in the bowel prep and the diarrhea you get will make your hemmorrhoids inflammed and painful. It is ok to use topical medications to ease this discomfort right up to the day of the procedure. Read more...

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?

They will heal. Takes a couple of weeks usually. You can use OTC preparations for hemorrhoids which may or may not help. You could also consult with your doctor or a doc here on Health Tap to get the prescription suppositories that may help more. Read more...
Hemorrhoids. It takes months to years for hemorrhoids to form and therefore I do not think colonoscopy prep caused them, it only irritated them. Any cream with hydrocortisone should help cooling them down, avoid prolonged sitting and constipation. Read more...

What can I do for external hemorrhoids to heal. It's really really painful. I got them when 2 days ago preparing for colonoscopy. Still following a liquid diet because of fear of bowel movements pain.

Hemorrhoids. Keep the area clean. Cold packs sometimes help. Avoid sitting directly on your bottom with an inflatable donut. There are suppositories that are helpful but need to be prescribed. Keep your stool soft with a diet high in fibre and a stool softener. All the best. Read more...
See below. The pain is due to a small blood clot (thrombosis) in the hemorrhoid. The pain may last for 4-7 days and gradually the clot disappears. Immediate relief for the pain can be had by the physician making a small incision(using local anesthetic) in the hemorrhoid releasing the clot. Topical hydrocortisone/lidocaine cream can help the pain.OTC products with 5% Lidocaine and hydrocortisone are available. Read more...
Small, warm enema. Consider a warm water enema to ease the initial pain of the bowel movement. The warm water helps sooth the hemorrhoids, relaxes the sphincter muscles around the anus and thus lessens the anxiety about pain. This relaxes the entire voiding experience. Keep your enema bulb nearby to help with the inevitable gaseousness. Congratulations on completing your colonoscopy! Read more...

I have external Hemorrhoids I went to a doctor and they set me up for a colonoscopy. Is it possible they can remove the hemorrhoids during colonoscopy?

Why colonoscopy??? You stated age is 27 years! Is it that you have a fat wallet that they want to trim down? If they tell you that you had some rectal bleeding, remind them that you have hemorrhoids and you would like to have them removed first. Do you have a family history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease? Demand an explanation for doing that procedure on you and get second opinion! Read more...