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Hemorrhoids, gastroenteritis, IBS. Have swelling. Risk factors?

I am 26 yo and started suffering from hemorrhoids at approximately age 24; recently I have been experiencing rectal pressure and abdominal discomfort, I often feel I still need to have a BM even after just finishing. I have used annusol suppositories off and on with flare ups but was informed by others that rubbing alcohol eliminated their problems with hemorrhoids? Can you provide some insight please. No risk factors for Colon CA, Did suffer from Gastroenteritis in early december that may have caused some IBS but not 100% sure, occasionally have mucous present in stool. Most likely internal and external hemorrhoids are present, they swell up very large with straining but reduce shortly after. Do you think I may need a colonoscopy or GI referral for further evaluation. As long as I am active I do not notice it but it is the worst at night. I am a RN.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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hemorrhoids can produce symptoms like you have stated. at your case cancer is not a common diagnosis. IBS is a clinical diagnosis, better history is needed. IBS not controlled in all patients. hemorrhoids have treatment. you should take high fibre diet and stool softener and go to a surgeon who will assess you clinically. take care.
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