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Hemorrhoids after Appendix Removal Surgery


I had my appendix out 2 weeks ago and have been bleeding large amount everytime I open my bowels since. I went to the GP today who thinks I have internal Hemorrhoids. She's suggested I take the Lactulose the hospital gave to me when I left (I never took it because I came straight off the opoids when I left the hospital and didn't feel constipated. It wasn't a strain to open my bowels. there was just blood.

I really don't like the Lactulose. Could I take a Senna Tablet instead? Or is that not a good idea?

Any advice appreciated.
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replied December 16th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Yes you can take senna or any other alternative for constipation and hemorrhoids. But managing hemorrhoids is mandatory to relieve the per rectal bleed.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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replied December 16th, 2018
Many Thanks.
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