Dr says internal hemorrhoids. Bleed and pain with bowl movements. He didn't do colonoscopy how does he know it's not cAncer?

Painful rectal bleed. Your doctor is starting with medical therapy. Stool softeners, laxatives and local salves. If you get better then good. If the pain and bleeding continues or gets worse you may need an EXAM UNDER anesthesia with a surgeon. Then if there is a correctable problem like hemorrhoids, it will be corrected. Colonoscopy is not indicated at your age and at this point in evaluation. Be well.

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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...
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