Posted 10/21/2018 4:52 PM (GMT -6)
It is not uncommon for us to develop hemorrhoids given all the irritation and fluctuating bowel habits (search on the forum, and you will see dozens of posts). It is also not uncommon to wonder whether blood is from the UC or the hemorrhoids. I, for example, am not in remission, but the meds are currently controlling the rectal bleeding and diarrhea part of my UC. I have days where I get a bit constipated and this definitely aggravates my long-term internal hemorrhoids, leaving just a drop or two of blood. My next poop, no blood at all, so I know what to attribute it to and don't worry unless it is part of a larger pattern, at which point I e-mail my GI.
My GI doesn't want to both my internal hemorrhoids because of the inflammation already existing my rectum.
For prolapsed hemorrhoids (external), there are a few procedures that can be done in the doctor's office. I had a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which is so so so painful, but was able to treat it at home with ice, witch hazel, aloe, cortisone, and lots of warm baths, so it disappeared after 3 days.