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Can piles cause cancer

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Well first, take a : Deep breath in and then blow out some of your fear. Statistically, the bleeding was most likely related to your constipation/ hemorrhoids. If you have... Read More
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Drink more fluids: It is always possible for cancer but you noticed hard stool followed by the bleeding. See your doctor. Also try to drink more fluids every day. Alc... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Depends on exposure: One concern: human papilloma virus (hpv) exposure has been shown to increase the risk of oral cancer. Talk to your doctor about your concerns.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids are not a precancerous condition.
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No cancer risk: Hemorrhoids and cancer can both cause blood in stool. May occur in same person; not causally related. Best to treat hemorrhoids well (keep stool soft,... Read More
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Won't cause cancer: Other than the discomfort of itching, sometimes pain, and bleeding--your external hemorrhoids will prob stay about the same. Two of the most common c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Only if severe bleeding occurred resulting in significant anemia.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Not cancer: It would be very unusual for cancer to cause those problems if not previously detected with a good history and physical exam, including a rectal exam.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: If you are 23, you are highly unlikely to have anal or colon cancer. What relief did you experience? It would require a physical examination to assess... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: and better see a surgeon for evaluation and treatment of your hemorrhoids, best wishes
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Rectal bleeding: It certainly could be a hemorrhoid, and that's probably most likely. However, with a past hisotry of anal cancer (no matter how long ago), for sure yo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Anal fissure: What you described suggests an anal fissure. Take a fiber laxative, like Metamucil, and drink plenty of water to keep your stool soft and give it time... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels under the lining of the rectum/anus. These are benign. They do not turn into rectal cancer.

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