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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Hemorrhoids And Pimples

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Are white pimples on anus hemorrhoids normal?

Are white pimples on anus hemorrhoids normal?

Need to a doc: There is no way to know without proper exam in person. Please call ur doctor to set this up. ...Read more

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I have a small white hard lump on outer butthole ares. Is it a hemorrhoid or pimple..?

I have a small white hard lump on outer butthole ares. Is it a hemorrhoid or pimple..?

Small white hard: Not being there to examine you, it can be either and then again neither. At your age, it is probably nothing malignant. If it is concerning to you, then go see your PCP for him to have a look at it. ...Read more

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Small pimple around exterior rectum doesn't seem like hemorrhoid and I have metastaic breast cancer so i'm scared!

Small pimple around exterior rectum doesn't seem like hemorrhoid and I have metastaic breast cancer so i'm scared!

See doctor: Your health care provider needs to examine you and then decide the next step. Perhaps consult a general or colorectal surgeon. It is unclear what this represents at this time. ...Read more

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Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

Does hemorrhoid cream truly help acne?

From Piles To Smiles: It makes small vessels constrict so blood flow is decreased and therefore the skin is less red. Smoking 10 high-nicotine cigarettes in a row will do about the same thing (don't try that at home, unless you live within one block of a hospital). So, yes, maybe, temporarily it will "help," if that's what you want to call it. But will do nothing to "help" get rid of the primary cause(s) of the acne. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a pimple and a bite?

Whats the difference between a pimple and a bite?

A pimple: Is due to obstruction of a pore (such as in acne) or due to a superficial infection (as in folliculitis). A bite is an actual injury to the skin from the insect's mouth/stinger. It is possible that an insect bite will develop a "pimple" due to infection. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between boil and pimple?

Whats the difference between boil and pimple?

Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Most boils are caused by a germ (staphylococcal bacteria). This germ enters the body through tiny nicks or cuts in the skin or can travel down the hair to the follicle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?

Infection vs not: A pimple is a tiny infection in a pore. The white stuff inside is pus. It's basically a very small abscess. There are many different kinds of cyst, but basically it's a walled off sac of fluid, but not an infection. Cysts can sometimes go away on their own, sometimes need surgery. Acne is generally treated topically (soaps and creams) and sometimes with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

What's the difference between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

Different cell type: Colon polyps are benign or malignant growths of the cells of the inner lining of your GI tract (~20 feet long!), while hemorrhoids are located just in the last 2 inches of your rectum (your anus and anal canal). All polyps should be removed due to cancer potential, while you can live with hemorrhoids (although you may not want to :). ...Read more

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How to feel difference between hemorrhoids and polyp?

How to feel difference between hemorrhoids and polyp?

You cannot: Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wart or pimple?

What is the difference between a wart or pimple?

Thanks for asking!: A wart looks like a pimple that is very 'ragged' on top and it typically does not itch or respond to most topical products (except liquid nitrogen and salicylate acid) a pimple is usually filled with pus or some type of cellular debris. This lesion will typically respond to many topical products. Are these on your face? Are you concerned about seed warts and acne? ...Read more

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What is the difference between a blackhead and a whitehead?

What is the difference between a blackhead and a whitehead?

White and black head: White heads are skin irritations filled with pus. Black heads are clogged pores. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between having colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Lots!!!: Hemorrhoids don't turn into cancer but often anal lesions are misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids and may be an anal or rectal cancer. In either case it should be correctly diagnosed and receive the proper treatment and recommendations. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a boil, whitehead pimple, and cyst?

How do you tell the difference between a boil,  whitehead pimple, and cyst?

Physical exam: Some are bigger, some are smaller and some are more or less inflammatory. Let your treating doctor decide. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

What's the difference between the appearance of a pimple and a MRSA infection?

Different bacteria: Pimples are usually caused by staph or step bacteria. Most of the time penicillin works to kill these bacteria. Sometimes the bacteria is resistant to this antibiotic and then it is known as mrsa. There are usually other antibiotics that will work for mrsa, especially if a healthy person has it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colon hemorrhoids (what are they?) and colon polyps?

What is the difference between colon hemorrhoids (what are they?) and colon polyps?

Polyps are growths: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins around the anus. Polyps are growths that originate in the inner lining of the colon - the mucosa. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pimples and acne? I don't know which one am having.I increases during periods time.

Type of lesion: Acne vulgaris is characterized by blackheads and whiteheads which may become inflammed and or infected to look like a "pimple". It tends to flare in young women at menstrual times due to hormonal effects. Pimples only describe a infection of the hair follicles which may or may not be associated with acne. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a developing pimple and an ingrown hair? In pubic region, have had both in the same region.

How to tell the difference between a developing pimple and an ingrown hair?  In pubic region, have had both in the same region.

Folliculitis : Both are very similar. An ingrown hair can irritate and infect the follicle and look just like a pimple. You won't see an ingrown hair, if it's just a pimple. Make sure you use new blade and shaving cream, if shaving there. This will make you less prone. Treat with antibiotic cream, but see your doctor, if redness spreads. ...Read more

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Hello What is the difference between a boil and big pimple on nose they look similar because i search it up and idk if have a boil or just big pimple?

Hello What is the difference between a boil and big pimple on nose they look similar because i search it up and idk if have a boil or just big pimple?

Word games: Pimples are generally smaller & thought of as being distributed on the face shoulders & back while boils are larger & more common in other locations. The difference otherwise is not important. Both are a collection of pus, often under some pressure. The germs causing them often differ, but labels are a game of words. A pimple can be a boil. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between pimple vs herpes?

Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and reveals a shallow ulcer that is quite tender and painful. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mild and severe hemorrhoids?

What's the difference between mild and severe hemorrhoids?

Subjective: The severity of the hemorrhoids is really your perception of them. Occassional pain and bleeding that only lasts a day or so are mild but symptoms that keep yopu from going to work or doing the activities you enjoy cqan be perceived as severe. Get them checked and treated properly. Enjoy life! ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more