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My husband has been experiencing blood in his stool since

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My husband has been experiencing blood in his stool since last night. It is bright red and appears to be fresh blood. My hunch is that it is a bleeding hemorrhoid (may be more than one). He thinks it is internal bleeding like an ulcer. How can I tell the difference?
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Proctoscopic examinaton to be done.

Detailed Answer:
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice
Until and unless the hemorrhoid is outside anal canal i.e grade 2,3or grade 4 you could observe it visually.To differentiate it from ulcers Proctoscopic examinaton of rectal canal has to be done by a surgeon.Internal hemorrhoodvmiy
Till examination is done if you could see it hanging outside anus apply pereperation H otherwise get him examined.
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