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I suspect My dog has a hemorrhoid, She has been having

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I suspect My dog...

I suspect My dog has a hemorrhoid

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?

She has been having frequent diarrhea with bright red blood

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is your dog's name and age?

Izzy, 9

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Izzy?

No she’s very healthy

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Izzy. Dogs don't suffer from hemorrhoids but there are quite a few causes of the hematochezia (blood from Izzy's anus). They include the following:

anal sac gland impaction, sacculitis, or abscess - diarrhea isn't expected, however, with anal sac gland disorders

neoplasia – perianal adenomas are the most common of the benign tumors while the most common of the malignant tumors is the anal sac adenocarcinoma - an important consideration at Izzy's age

perianal fistulas - most common in the German shepherd

anal stricture - uncommon – most often found in middle-aged to older males

trauma – e.g., from passing a foreign body in the stool

proctitis (rectal inflammation)

colitis – idiopathic (unknown cause), food allergy, infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic)

coagulation disorder – not a common cause of hematochezia

Izzy's vet will need to consider all of the above when performing a thorough physical exam which is likely to involve diagnostics in the form of blood, urine, and fecal tests. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin
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