What is the role of blood studies in the workup of hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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A complete blood cell (CBC) count may be useful as a marker for infection. Anemia due to hemorrhoidal bleeding is possible, [3] albeit rare (0.5 cases per 100,000 patients), and its presence should raise suspicion of an alternate diagnosis. Hematocrit testing is suggested if excessive bleeding with concomitant anemia is suspected.

Coagulation studies are indicated if the history and physical examination suggest coagulopathy.


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