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Have jelly like discharge with little blood from back. Diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids. Guidance?

I have a jelly like substance leaking out of my backside. It used to be just jelly. Now occasionslly it has a little bit of light red blood in it. Sometimes it has a bit of poop mixed in with it. This comes and goes.
I went to a gastroenterologist a few weeks ago and she used some device and looked up my butt and said she could see some internal hemmirhoids in there. She said there was one big one. Is this abnormal to have this stuff leaking out from time to time or should I get a colonoscopy? Please help. Thank you, Sharla
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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thank you for your query.

hemmorhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control by acting as cushions.when swollen they are called piles.
they are a commonproblem worldwide but definately require attention.
the device the doctor used to examine the hemmorhoids is called a proctoscope.

the test required for hemmorhoids include
1.rectal exam

colonoscopy is not required in your is done only if the bleeding is sever and persistant.

for now conservative treatment can be done.later if your gastroenetrologist fells surgical approach is neccesary it can be taken.
till then i advise
1.nutrition rich in dietary fiber
2.uptake of oral fluids to maintain hydration
3.non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)s
4.sitz baths and rest

thank you,
you can contact me for any further queries
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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