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A 40-year-old male asked:

Why is my hemorrhoid white?

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Dr. Adam Kopelan
Surgery 26 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 hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 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:

Can hemorrhoids be white?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels very superficial under the skin. They tend to be purplish or reddish. If they thrombose (clot) they can turn dark almost black.
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