Can hemorrhoids bleed severely?
Hemorrhoids can potentially bleed excessively, especially in patients who take anticoagulant medications, such as warfarin. In some cases, bleeding can be significant enough to cause anemia. In most people, the bleeding from hemorrhoids tends to stop within a short period of time. It is best to see your doctor if you experience any rectal bleeding as it may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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