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Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occur due to swollen veins of the anus and lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, which cannot be felt or seen. But discomfort is caused while passing stool through straining. There is painless bleeding during bowel movements and irritation in the anal area. It is often caused due to obesity, anal intercourse, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and heavy weight lifting. Taking a high-fiber diet, using over-the-counter hemorrhoid cream, and using a sitz bath helps to provide some relief.

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I am concerned about continuing weightlifting and exercising as I noticed blood in my stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago I had blood in my stool. Colonoscopy came back clear, except for internal hemorrhoids. Had them banded one year ago. I could see no issues after that. Six months ago, I started weightlifting with a tonal. Last week I lifted too heavy and with bad form and had some blood i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history in detail and will get back to you in a while. Kindly respond once you will get my detailed answer to your query. Regards.  Read Full »

I noticed changes in bowel movements after I have been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. I saw a change in bowel movement has happened since being diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids one month ago. I want to make sure this is just hemorrhoids, nothing more serious. I use the restroom to have a bowel movement two times a day. I saw my internal medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history in detail and the attached file (the attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you in a while. Kindly respond after getting my detailed answer. Hope this helps. Regards.  Read Full »

Do I notice blood in my stools because I have grade 1 hemorrhoids and mild diverticulosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old male, and I have had blood in my stools for about three days every two weeks for the last eight months. I went to a doctor who did a digital rectal exam and anoscopy. I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids. He prescribed some cream, which I used often. However, the bleeding...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I think it is uncommon to have regular bleeding from that small degree of rectal hemorrhoids, but exceptions are always there. It is uncommon but not impossible. I have seen a few patie...  Read Full »

What do skin tag and anal bleeding with constipation indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have been undergoing a postpartum stage after a C-section delivery for my third baby. After a month, I noticed a little drop of blood from my anus, and something is outside my anus after passing hard stools, and I do not know what it is. Usually, I get cons...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should go for a digital rectal examination once. Then only clear vision will be there, and you will get to know if you have any internal injuries or hemorrhoids. And after that, treatment can be decided accordingly. The picture you have attached (attachme...  Read Full »

How to treat hemorrhoids with rectal prolapse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I am a patient of prolapsed internal piles of third-degree from birth. My piles comes out while passing stools and after passing stools, I push them back with my hands inwards. Sometimes I have pain and bleeding. Will rubber band ligation helps for this type? Does any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can have third-degree piles or a prolapsed rectal mucosa. People with chronic constipation can have a rectal wall prolapse. You can differentiate it while examining the mass on ...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, My hemorrhoid is bleeding and it scares me so much. It does not hurt. I think it is internal hemorrhoid. Can hemorrhoid ointment heal internal hemorrhoid? Or should I drink some medications since it is located inside? Please recommend some. I really would appreciate your recommendatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have ongoing bleeding and feeling low blood pressure, or sweating, you should seek in person consultation to near by emergency. Because bleeding hemorrhoids can be at times serious. If you do not have those symptoms then you can follow simple advises as below....  Read Full »

My doctor suggested colonoscopy for my internal hemorrhoids . What are the treatment methods available apart from surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasional bleeding with abnormal bowel movements for the past three days because of changes in diet and travel to other countries. My doctor suggested colonoscopy. I did the same before ten months and was diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. There is no pain. I do not want surgery...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be removed by surgery or more minor procedures like band ligation in the clinic itself, but if you are not willing for it right now, there are many things you can do to manage it, like Hemorrhoid home care warm bath or Sitz Bath. It is a time-honored therapy...  Read Full »

Will the banding procedure be effective in curing my piles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 years old unmarried girl. I have bright red blood in the stool. I have consulted three doctors each of them did a proctoscopy. They said that I have one or two internal piles. I also have pain during and after defecation in the anal and buttock areas. I have always been a chronic...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bleeding of piles may or may not present daily. It depends on a lot of factors like the grade of piles, underlying constipation, etc. Since you have grade two piles with recurrent bleeding, it is advisable to undergo surgery. Nowadays it isbetter to go for the stapler...  Read Full »

What is the reason for bright, pink drops of blood on my toilet paper?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes I notice bright, pink drops of blood on the toilet paper. They are very light and unnoticeable. I had a hemorrhoid surgery about 17 years ago. Also, I have chronic constipation. What is the cause of blood? Should I be worried? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have internal piles. I suggest the below treatment plan: Include salads and fruits in your diet. Do abdominal exercises daily. Take lukewarm water regularly. Tablet Pilex (Ayurvedic ormulation) two ta...  Read Full »

I am experiencing problems with pooping, farting, and also feeling bloated. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, This started three years ago when I was staying in my college hostel. I am having problems with pooping or farting. I was so embarrassed, so I would roll up the toilet paper and insert it into it to make my bowel movement faster. I stopped doing it as it would harm me and found somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. These events are very common, and most would not discuss them, which ends up in trouble later on. It is good that you have already stopped the same. However, it is better to avoid such practices as they can sometimes be habit-forming and in...  Read Full »

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