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I passed a very hard stool just before christmas which caused me slight rectal bleeding and piles, I also have anxiety and am very worried it's cancer?

I passed a very hard stool just before christmas which caused me slight rectal bleeding and piles, I also have anxiety and am very worried it's cancer?

Well first, take a: Deep breath in and then blow out some of your fear. Statistically, the bleeding was most likely related to your constipation/ hemorrhoids. If you have more than that 1 episode then just get it checked by your doctor. For the hemorrhoids - you need to keep stool soft. Drink at least 64 oz of water a day. Try to work the junk food out of your diet and instead enjoy at least 5 servings of vegetables.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can oral and anal sex make u more prone to cancer? And why do they cause hemorrhoids?

Can oral and anal sex make u more prone to cancer? And why do they cause hemorrhoids?

Depends on exposure: One concern: human papilloma virus (hpv) exposure has been shown to increase the risk of oral cancer. Talk to your doctor about your concerns.

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Have external hemorrhoids for long time, it swallow and bleeds, bright red. Sometimes for weeks it goes away. Will it eventually cause cancer? Thanks

Have external hemorrhoids for long time, it swallow and bleeds, bright red. Sometimes for weeks it goes away. Will it eventually cause cancer? Thanks

No cancer risk: Hemorrhoids and cancer can both cause blood in stool. May occur in same person; not causally related. Best to treat hemorrhoids well (keep stool soft, shrink swollen tissue, avoid straining and sitting a long time). Bleeding may be only sign of hidden bowel disease, such as colitis or cancer. Suggest you check with doctor now to be safe. But cancer is not inevitable.

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Can hemorrhoids cause anal discomfort even when not defecating. I have constant discomfort and pressure and doctor keep saying hemorrhoid. Cancer?

Can hemorrhoids cause anal discomfort even when not defecating. I have constant discomfort and pressure and doctor keep saying hemorrhoid. Cancer?

Not cancer: It would be very unusual for cancer to cause those problems if not previously detected with a good history and physical exam, including a rectal exam. If your still concerned, ask your primary care if it's appropriate to see a colorectal surgeon. They will definitely address your concerns. Hope this helps!

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Can treatment for internal hemorrhoids cause relief if it actually is anal/colon cancer?

Can treatment for internal hemorrhoids cause relief if it actually is anal/colon cancer?

Unclear question: If you are 23, you are highly unlikely to have anal or colon cancer. What relief did you experience? It would require a physical examination to assess for anal and colon cancer and if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

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What's the difference between hemorrhoids, abscess and anal cancer cause I noticed about 10 days ago a skin colored lump on anus. No bleeding or pain?

What's the difference between hemorrhoids, abscess and anal cancer cause I noticed about 10 days ago a skin colored lump on anus. No bleeding or pain?

Anal fissure: What you described suggests an anal fissure. Take a fiber laxative, like Metamucil, and drink plenty of water to keep your stool soft and give it time to heal. You are not likely to have either abscess or cancer.

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Can a piles turn to rectal cancer?

Can a piles turn to rectal cancer?

Great question, no: Piles, or hemorrhoids, are a normal part of our anatomy. They do not turn into cancer. But what we see too often is patients assuming that rectal bleeding, pain, etc is due to hemorrhoids and not get seen. In other words, the symptoms of piles can be the same as rectal cancer. Even though it's uncomfortable and embarrassing people with these symptoms should get examined

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Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer?

Can piles or hemorrhoids lead to bowl cancer?

No: Hemorrhoids are engorged blood vessels under the lining of the rectum/anus. These are benign. They do not turn into colorectal cancer. While constipation is associated with hemorrhoids and some have associated constipation with an increased incidence of colon cancer, there are many confounding factors that explain this increase. The two conditions are not associated.

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I had piles. It's cured now bt sumtyms I bled whn aply presure. Is thr gng 2 b future prblms, like anal cancer. Also, can u give me tips to prvnt cncr?

I had piles. It's cured now bt sumtyms I bled whn aply presure. Is thr gng 2 b future prblms, like anal cancer. Also, can u give me tips to prvnt cncr?

No cancer: Depending on how the hemorrhoid was removed, pressure over the site can occasionally cause some bleeding. Warm baths allows better healing. Cancer of anal canal does not occur via hemmorhoids and there is no known way of preventing tumor formation in that area. Periodic check up will guarantee no problem occurs.

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How can I distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?

How can I distnguish between bleeding piles and colorectal cancer other than undergoing colonscopy?

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.

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Rectal bleeding, DRE found no evidence of piles but stool was dark. 30 y/o. Need colonoscopy. Cancer?????

Rectal bleeding, DRE found no evidence of piles but stool was dark. 30 y/o. Need colonoscopy. Cancer?????

Likely not: There are many reasons for rectal bleeding, including internal hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, among others. Colon cancer is certainly a reason, but at your age, unless you have a huge family history of colon cancer, it is way down on the list. You should get a colonoscopy for sure, but don't go into it with the worst case assumption

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Does a cal protectin level of 104 mean I have bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy was clear other than piles.

Does a cal protectin level of 104 mean I have bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy was clear other than piles.

No: I presume you are being evaluated for inflammatory bowel disease since you have had sigmoidoscopy and stool calprotectin testing done. The level you mention does not mean you have bowel cancer. Calprotectin is usually elevated in inflammatory bowel disease. Please discuss this with your gastroenterologist. Please see: http://www. Crohnsforum. Com/wiki/Fecal-Calprotectin

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Rectal bleeding mucous constipation and left side ab pressure doc says its piles after rectal exam but I googled it and now I'm really worried cancer?

Rectal bleeding mucous constipation and left side ab pressure doc says its piles after rectal exam but I googled it and now I'm really worried cancer?

Hemorrhoids: Your dr. Is most likely correct. In your situation there is a high probability of hemorrhoids and a very low one of cancer. As you age and the cancer probability rises, further testing of this kind of bleeding could be indicated.

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Dad had polpys. High risk bowl cancer. Blood /mucus every time I go. Bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy normal other than piles.

Dad had polpys. High risk bowl cancer. Blood /mucus every time I go. Bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy normal other than piles.

? Colonoscopy: While the blood might just be hemorrhoidal, your family history and mucus with blood would suggest a colonoscopy to fully assess the colon.

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What tests are needed when an internal hemorrhoid is found? Can it really be cancer?

What tests are needed when an internal hemorrhoid is found? Can it really be cancer?

Unlikely: An internal hemorrhoid if identified on clinical exam is unlikely to be cancer. If you do have surgery, the tissue is always sent to pathology to confirm. If you are worried about cancer, you should have a coloscopy with bx to evaluate the area and the remainder if the colon

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Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

No, but...: ...It is often difficult to distinguish bleeding from hemorrhoids versus bleeding from a colon/rectal cancer. When in doubt, I advise a colonoscopy to determine the source of bleeding.

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Difference between hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Benign vs Malignant: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: anal itching; anal ache or pain, especially while sitting; bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool. It is not cancer anal cancer is cancer which arises from the anus, the distal orifice of the gastrointestinal tract and appears to be related to hpv infection and anal intercourse.

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Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Visual inspection: Needs to be evaluated by a surgeon. Can have a different look. If it appears suspicious, then a biopsy is required. Hope this helps.

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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