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Hemorroid

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 15, 2009
  • 04:39 AM

I developed an external hemorroid that produced some bleeding but has since stopped. I was examined by a Nurse Practioner who indicated that it seems under control but to be sure has referred me to a gastroenterologist for further review. I am a 44 year old male in otherwise excellent health. Is this referral necessary? I fear that once I go it will mean all kinds of tests "to be sure" but from what I am reading it doesn't seem to be something to worry about...

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  • I developed an external hemorroid that produced some bleeding but has since stopped. I was examined by a Nurse Practioner who indicated that it seems under control but to be sure has referred me to a gastroenterologist for further review. I am a 44 year old male in otherwise excellent health. Is this referral necessary? I fear that once I go it will mean all kinds of tests "to be sure" but from what I am reading it doesn't seem to be something to worry about...Hemroids (or hemorrhoids) are also known as piles. Although they can be extremely unpleasant and painful for many people, they can be easily treated and often prevented. As hemorrhoids generally get worse as time goes by, health care professionals say they should be treated as soon as they appear.Internal Hemorrhoids, which lie inside the rectum, usually have no symptoms; the patient is not aware of them as they do not generally cause any discomfort. However, straining when passing a stool may cause them to bleed. Straining can also push an internal hemorrhoid so that it protrudes through the anus this is called a protruding or prolapsed hemorrhoid and can be painful.When a patient has External Hemorrhoids they will lie under the skin around the anus. They can become very itchy and may bleed. Sometimes the blood may accumulate and form a thrombus (clot), which can be painful the area will swell and become inflamed.
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    • December 16, 2009
    • 05:52 AM
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