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Does internal Hemorrhoids cause flat stools?

Postby Macy » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:32 am

Hello everyone

I would appreciate any input on this, A simple answer will be helpful
thanks:

Does internal Hemorrhoids cause flat stools?
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Postby lamerex4 » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:50 am

It is unlikely that hemorrhoids would cause flat stools. If you are having flat stools, I recommend you discuss this with your primary care physician as soon as possible.
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Postby ray » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:12 am

While there can be other reasons for flat stools, there's only one way to determine the true cause. Get scoped.

I had flat "ribbon" stools for years that were always attributed to internal hemorrhoids. Three years prior to my eventual stage II diagnosis I even had a flexible sigmoidoscope that stopped after finding a bleeding internal 'rhoid.

If you're offered a flex sig, insist on the complete colonoscopy.
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how about Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis casuing ...

Postby Macy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:38 am

does Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis cause flat stools ?
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Postby lamerex4 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:18 am

No. Generallly these cause pain.
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I did had colonscope 7 months ago...

Postby Macy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:24 am

Hi

I had scope rougly 7 months ago due to left lower stomach pain. I was dx with internal hem's and mild div.. no surgery as anti biotic did the trick.. but lately I had a bit flat bm's, My cousin is MD and he told me i shouldn't be worried since I had scope not that long ago and usually its good for 1 year or so . But I will see my doctor soon and try to get one more colonscopy, any suggestions?
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Postby ray » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 pm

If the flat stools are a new symptom, get another scope. No diagnostic procedure is perfect and sometimes things are missed. If the doc was in a hurry with a pre-conceived notion, it's possible. It's also possible the diverticulosis has become diverticulitis. In any case, I'd not delay.
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