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Why is my hemorrhoid white

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Kopelan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a h... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated. One possibility is that it is a lesion on top of the hemorrhoid and the hemorrhoid brought your attention to it.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a b... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Probably: Avoidance of straining at your bowel movements, avoiding hard stools and constipation, occasional sitz baths with epson salts and perhaps occasional s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Actually hemorrhoids ususally will go away. Remember fiber , exercise and fluids will help keep hemorrhoids away.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Here you go..: Stay well hydrated, add a bulk laxative (e.g. metamucil,) eat a balanced diet with fibre, and be efficient when using the toilet. Do not linger. there... Read More

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