How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Family Physician Your Own Question
Family Physician
Family Physician, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2592
Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Family Physician is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was diagnosed with IBS-C 6 years ago by way of a

Customer Question

I was diagnosed with IBS-C 6 years ago by way of a colonoscopy and had a flexible sigmoidoscopy 3 years ago. I have occasional bouts of constipation followed by days where I have three or four bowl movements. Currently I am experiencing multiple bowel movements a day and have blood on toilet paper that is bright red after wiping. In the past when this has happened my primary care physician has always attributed it to a hemorrhoid which he found by doing a digital rectal exam. In your opinion is a another colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy warranted and if so which one is preferable? Also, what should I do at present regarding the symptoms. I am not anemic and the blood is only on the toilet paper and is bright red. I am not having diarrhea.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.How old are you?What has worked best for you in the past when your doctor found a hemorrhoid?