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Drinker. Have had anal leakage with blood and mucous. Could it be internal hemorrhoid?

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im 65 male, under alot of stress. i drink daily. for about 6 months i have had anal leakage. sometimes i have a little red blood and mucos. i had a scope deal done 3 years ago and it was fine. they removed 2 polps that were ok. my bowel movevents have not been regular, i do take exlax and that seems to help. i have no pains at all. i have no fever, all is fine except the leakage. the leakage has bright red blood and mucus. they did tell me i had XXXXXXX hemroids. this doesnt happen all the time.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 1 hour later
Hello,XXXXXXX,
I want to congratulate you for entering the rehab
and fight alcohol addiction. I cannot state this any
stronger than to, please do whatever it takes to
quit drinking. AA is very helpful.If you have to go
on medications, seek the help of a clinical
psychologist or a psychiatrist.

Now, as for seapage, you may have problem with
your sphincter muscle that controls defication.
If you have XXXXXXX hemorrhoids,essentially a bunch
of veins that are blocked, with straining, they can
protrude out.Since they are irritated, oozing occurs.
Also,if you have retained stool higher up, because
of impaction, you can have leakage.
You can try taking stool softener such as Surfak
one or two daily with a full glass of water.
You do need to see a proctologist who can examine
the sphincter and also check the hemorrhoids
and treat it properly.
Start taking fiber supplements daily.
I really pray that you quit drinking for good.
Wish you well.
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