A 56-year-old male asked:
greetings, am i able to see the difference between a polyp and a hemorroid ?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Polyps are internal so you would not be able to see them.
Hemorrhoids are usually external (although they can be silghtly inside the rectum).
If you have a mass or swelling on the outside of your rectum that does not go away after a few days you should see your doctor, as it is possible to have ano-rectal cancer.
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