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Had rectal bleeding. Accompanied with nausea, vomiting and mild fever. Symptoms of hemorrhoids?

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The past few weeks my mother has had rectal bleeding and the past few days it has been accompanied with nausea, vomiting and mild fever. She went to her local GP and got examined only to be told she had aggressive (internal) hemorrhoids. Is nausea, vomiting and fever normally a symptom of XXXXXXX hemorrhoids.

Posted Mon, 23 Sep 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Prasad 38 minutes later
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Less likely...

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XXXXXXX hemorrhoids present with painless rectal bleeding. A co-existing infection can be responsible for the other symptoms - fever, nausea and vomiting.

I am sure the local GP would have planned appropriate treatment for XXXXXXX hemorrhoid or would have referred to the right specialist (proctologist).

If she continues to have fever, nausea and vomiting, she will need a close watch. Investigation to rule out common enteric bacterial infection such as typhoid needs to be undertaken if symptoms do not improve on its own (by 5 to 7 days).

Hope this helps. You are free to write back if you wish to discuss further.

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