A 31-year-old member asked:
how can i distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: It is not a matter for self diagnosis and may not require colonoscoply. Your doctor can diagnose piles without need for colonoscopy. If you have blood in stool and no piles, colon cancer needs to be excluded. Discuss the alternatives with your doctor.
Answered on Nov 21, 2017
Dr. David Stein answered
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
A good exam: Willexam will usually do the trick. A thorough physical examination with an anoscopy can diagnose piles or hemorrhoids. If the exam does not detect anything you need a colonoscopy.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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