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Juiceboxwiggle
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Doctors of the OT...
Instead of webmd-ing it, i figured yall would be a better option. My grandfather who is 88 years old has had what he calls "hemorrhoids" for probably a year now. Says he has blood in his stool... how long do hemorrhoids last? normal to have blood in stool?

i look forward to the diagnosis, boys.


theOG
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RIP


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Puffoluffagus
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re: Doctors of the OT...
Need pics for accurate diagnosis


Juiceboxwiggle
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Need pics for accurate diagnosis


oh God...


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colorchangintiger
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Is he using any topical medication? Preparation H? If not, go get him some and some medicated wipes.


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dkreller
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Once you have hemorrhoids, they don't just go away without having a procedure.


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rattlebucket
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No dr here but gramps could have a fissure. Quite common but if it lasts more than a few days should definitely see the doc.


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tom1987
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Not a doctor, but bright red blood would indicate possibility of hemorrhoids. Dark blood actually in the stool would possibly indicate a more serious issue inside the body.
That's what I've been told when I've had that fun issue.


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SidewalkDawg
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Bright red blood on the surface stool is indicative of a rectal tear/hemorrhoids. Get some PrepH


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Clint Torres
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Could be colon cancer; he needs to go to a doctor ASAP


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MSMHater
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how long do hemorrhoids last?


Until they are treated or he changes the habits that caused them (i.e. red meat, too much throne time, etc...)

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normal to have blood in stool?


Yes. But slight possibility that it's not just the hemorrhoids.


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cajunangelle
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oldcharlie8
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they last about 2 weeks..

if the blood in his stool is dark colored, go to the doctor. if it's red, no worries. could be just polyps.


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Mir
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Straight up dick cancer baw


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Puffoluffagus
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Everyone has hemorrhoids. You have two sets internal and external and essentially they are grouping of veins. Some people as they get older the veins don't work as well and they can enlarge and become congested. Stooling may cause the lining to erode and that's when you see the blood in stool. It can be a chronic problem and may last for ever. If it's bothersome enough people get them removed (hemorrhoidectomy).

In general , hemorrhoids are painless unless one of the veins becomes clotted(thrombosed) which can make it painful.

If its painful and there's blood, more likely to be an anal fissure.

The other thing to consider would be something like diverticulosis which can be seen in older people and is also painless bloody stool.

Anybody that has been having symptoms of bloody stool should probably get a colonoscopy to rule out a cancer or rule in diverticulosis or other issue as source.


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cleeveclever
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re: Doctors of the OT...
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how long do hemorrhoids last? normal to have blood in stool?



Not "normal" to have blood in the stool. However, less troublesome if it's bright red blood because that "typically" points to superficial bleeding not something deeply internal. Internal bleeding -- dark stool or black, tar stools point to bleeding in the colon or digestive tract.

Anyway, not a doctor but have had a bout with the hemorrhoids. The don't go away. They can naturally shrink but they are just idly waiting for the next strain to pop out.

At 88 years old -- sadly, there is nothing "routine" about anything medically.

Get him to the doctor and let them look up his butt hole.

Has he had a colonoscopy in the last 5 years?


King Teal
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If any of the docs here went to medical school in Louisiana I wouldn't listen to them, all our med schools are terrible.


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Chad504boy
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go to a damn doctor.


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Juiceboxwiggle
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Has he had a colonoscopy in the last 5 years?


yeah, i mentioned he should go back and he straight up told me that "the doctors ruined him"


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ForeverLSU02
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ays he has blood in his stool...
that's normal with hemorrhoids
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how long do hemorrhoids last?
they don't go away unless removed
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normal to have blood in stool?
yep
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