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Anyone out there successful in receiving 20% rating for hemorrids. I have IBS and received a 10% rating for hemorrids, I was considering appealing the decision but recently had surgery to remove the hemorrids due the excruciating pain. I am not sure if the surgery documentation will help or hurt my case.

Any suggestions?

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1. You "had surgery" Did this remove the hemorrhoids?

2. Do you still have problems as a result?

3. If not, the VA will argue that the 10% should be eliminated, since surgery "cured" the problem.

4. Be prepared to document results of the surgery and your current medical problems as a result of the surgery which was needed due to the hemorrhoids.

Anyone out there successful in receiving 20% rating for hemorrids. I have IBS and received a 10% rating for hemorrids, I was considering appealing the decision but recently had surgery to remove the hemorrids due the excruciating pain. I am not sure if the surgery documentation will help or hurt my case.

Any suggestions?

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Are you service connected for IBS also, or just hemorrhoids?

Did/do hemorrhoids or hemorrhoid surgery result in loss of fecal control?

I've seen many BVA decisions that include ratings under diagnostic code 7332 when hemorrhoids result in/cause incontinence.

DC 7332 percentages range from 0 to 100%.

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if the surgery solved the problem and all you have now is scar tissue they will reduce you to a zero percent rating.

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1. You "had surgery" Did this remove the hemorrhoids?

2. Do you still have problems as a result?

3. If not, the VA will argue that the 10% should be eliminated, since surgery "cured" the problem.

4. Be prepared to document results of the surgery and your current medical problems as a result of the surgery which was needed due to the hemorrhoids.

The surgery removed the external ones. Weeks later I had to have a colonoscopy, both done by a private doctor ( non-VA doctor). That report states that small internal hemorrhoids are still present.

The reason I was asking about fighting for the increase is the area is still painful and causing minor bleeding now.

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Are you service connected for IBS also, or just hemorrhoids?

Did/do hemorrhoids or hemorrhoid surgery result in loss of fecal control?

I've seen many BVA decisions that include ratings under diagnostic code 7332 when hemorrhoids result in/cause incontinence.

DC 7332 percentages range from 0 to 100%.

I have just received an increase for 30% for my IBS. Yes the surgery has caused a minor loss of fecal control and minor bleeding.

Thank you for your input

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if the surgery solved the problem and all you have now is scar tissue they will reduce you to a zero percent rating.

even if the problem is directly caused by my SC IBS?

Thank you.

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