HomeAnswersInternal Medicineanal bleedingDoes bleeding around the anus indicate outer hemorrhoids?

Is bleeding around anus typical in outside hemorrhoids?


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Answered by

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At June 6, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 19, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have bleeding around the anus when whipping caused by hemorrhoids. Is this typical for outside hemorrhoids? I have hemorrhoid for five days now, just started bleeding last night. I take hot baths every night with Epsom salts.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

So, hemorrhoids are two types. External will be painful and internal will be painless. Both will have fresh red colored bleeding.

Yes, you are right to take laxatives. But I think as you are symptomatic, you need a definitive treatment like band ligation, sclerotherapy or surgical intervention. Also, I recommend you to take high fiber diet.

Complete blood count is also required to see if you are anemic or not due to bleeding.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu


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