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Hemorrhoids, or also known as piles, are swollen or inflamed veins seen in the rectum or anus. This veins can get inflamed as a result of constipation, straining to pass stools, pregnancy, severe diarrhea, and after giving birth. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, and external hemorrhoids develop around the anus.

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Can an injection therapy help to reduce hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to see my GP a while ago about hemorrhoids. I cannot remember when I first got them. It was a while ago. I have done the usual. Eat fiber to soften stools. Taken herbal tablets to soften them. Have done the warm water baths. Have done pile creams. I went to the toilet yeste...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a procedure other than surgery, called sclerotherapy. This is a very simple procedure, done in the outpatient department. A sclerosing agent is injected into the hemorrhoid which allows it to shrivel and shrink. It is done under local anaesthesia. Hope this h...  Read Full »

Can a PSA value rise relate to hemorrhoid vein thrombosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My query is related to PSA values. Please look into the attachment. The person is currently suffering from a thrombosed hemorrhoid vein. The treatment which the doctor has proposed is Movicol, a stool softener once daily, Daflon thice daily for the first four days and afterwards for three...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I will try to remain as simple as possible in my conversation so that everything is pretty much clear and easy understandable to you. I have seen the prostate-specific antigen ...  Read Full »

I have frequent mucous and gas formation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a continuous mucus and gas formation with the bad smell like rotten fish. I also have hemorrhoid.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you should provide the history in detail so that I can get enough data for diagnosis. Since how many days you are having this problem and do stools stir over water after toilet and difficult to flush? Do you have bleeding piles? For more information consult ...  Read Full »

I have periodic blood in my stool. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have periodic blood coming out of my stool once a month for the last one year. It is very periodic and is not regular. Along with that, I recently developed frequent indigestion and stomach burning sensation. I do have a history of gastric issues though. Now, I am really confused if I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern as bleeding along with stool (bleeding per rectum) is a major concern for any individual. Do not worry much as there are more noncancerous causes of bleeding per rectum than cancerous causes in your age group. So, you need thorough investi...  Read Full »

Why am I getting hemorrhoids at least twice a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting hemorrhoids often. Even this month, I got hemorrhoids twice. I would like to know, why is it so often for me? I do eat fruits every day, and I do not have constipation. I am 20 years old, and my weight is 130 lbs. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear your problem. The first thing is that I need to know a few more details about your problem. Are you getting hemorrhoids or something else? Because bleeding while passing stools are not due to hemorrhoids alone. And suppose, if you got hemorrhoids, then it...  Read Full »

I have observed blood in my stool for the past week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some bleeding in my stool from last week. I consulted a private GP (general practitioner), and he examined the rectal area but could not find anything. He also did a stomach exam and could not find anything. He said it was reassuring that my blood count was normal. I di...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Yes, external hemorrhoids could be the reason for blood in the stool, and you have mentioned chronic constipation as well. Chronic constipation aggravates such a condition and even causes anal fissure. Do ...  Read Full »

My girlfriend gets blood in her stool. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has piles. She gets blood along with stool. She is 22 years old. How to get it cured? How to get some relief from this? Is piles operation a complicated one? How many days should she need to take rest after this operation? Is there any restriction in food?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are here to help you. Blood in stools can be from upper gastrointestinal (UGI) or from lower gastrointestinal (LGI). The dark altered blood is from upper GI bleed and fresh blood is mostly from the lower GI tract. We need to evaluate various possibilities that can ...  Read Full »

I am passing blood in my stools. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, My query is that whether I am suffering from piles or it is some other problem. I have attached images for reference. For almost 10 days, I am passing blood in my stool. It is not much in quantity, but still, it is there. I was on Isotretinoin cycles for 10 to 12 weeks to cure my acne pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The provided images do not reveal the presence of external piles; however, it's important to note that early stages of piles may not be externally visible. The occurrence of red-colored blood in stools suggests bleeding originating from the lower part of the digestive tr...  Read Full »

What might be causing my bleeding while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor.I had been noticing blood in my stool for the past six days. Last week, I saw a private general practitioner who examined the rectal area but found nothing. He also performed an abdominal examination and found nothing. My blood count is normal. I had a colonoscopy two years ago, and eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is incredible that you have already sought medical attention and had tests done to figure out what is causing the bleeding. Here are a few things to consider: Yes, hemorrhoids are the source of the bleeding in your case. Hemorrhoids can cause intestinal bleeding, an...  Read Full »

I am 18 years old having bloody stools. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I am not on any drugs. I am bleeding from my anal and it is also in my stool. What shall I do?   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you are experiencing bleeding from your anus and it is also present in your stool, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. Bleeding from the rectum or blood in stool can be caused by various factors, includin...  Read Full »

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