A 46-year-old female asked:
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i have several external hemmorroids right on the anus. they have not bled and for the most part don't hurt. can they be removed safely?

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Dr. David Gutman
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Symptoms such as bleeding, pain, itching, and difficulty with hygiene are usually caused by internal, not external, hemorrhoids. If you have no symptoms, the issue is a cosmetic one. I generally do not recommend removing external hemorrhoids because this can result in complications. Easiest to remove if the external hemorrhoid is connected by a narrow stalk, more difficult if broad based.
Answered on Jan 6, 2015
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Dr. Nicole Basa
20 years experience General Surgery
Skin Tags: You may have anal skin tags which are external hemorrhoids that have reabsorbed. If they are not bleeding, not painful and do not prevent you from being clean after a bowel movement you do not have to do anything about them.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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