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What are the differences between esophageal varices and hemorrhoids?

What are the differences between esophageal varices and hemorrhoids?

Location: Both areas represent collateral circulation between the portal system (think guts) and the systemic circulation. Increased flow in these areas leads to enlargement of the veins and the problems listed. Both may be a sign of problem in the portal system, or may be isolated problems. Further history, examination and testing is needed to know more. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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?

Cancer & Hemorrhoids: Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor arising in the large intestine and/ or ano rectal canal. It has nothing to do with hemorrhoids, which, while annoying, and can cause considerable discomfort and can sometimes become infected, are similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoid all surgery - fast and simple - can be an option for the hemorrhoid sufferer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

Important difference: Hemorrhoids are a benign disease, in other words a problem that for most people is not serious. They are like varicose veins. Symptoms are seeing blood in the stool from time to time. Cancer can produce the same symptoms but is a very different disease. In this problem cells that line the colon change into cancer cells. These cells grow and grow without control. This is brief i know. ...Read more

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Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer? If so, how significantly?

Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer?  If so, how significantly?

No: Often many colon and rectal cancer patients initially thought they had hemorrhoids because of symptoms such as rectal itching and rectal bleeding. If you are experiencing any new signs of rectal bleeding, no matter what your age, you should consult your doctor immediately. Colonoscopy to screen for cancer advised age 50 however may be sooner depending on individual risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. Should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. Should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

Colorectal surgeon: Anal fissure disease and hemorrhoids are the specialty of the colin and rectal surgeon. They have many tools to deal with these problems based on the findings. There is a directory of colon and rectal specialists on my website at www.Colonandrectalsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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Colorectal doc said need surgery for external hemorrhoids causing feeling of muscle/ball that has to be pushed in after each bm. Is surgery really nec?

Colorectal doc said need surgery for external hemorrhoids causing feeling of muscle/ball that has to be pushed in after each bm. Is surgery really nec?

In general: it is best to obtain this type of guidance from medical providers who have examined you and know your history. The providers on HealhTap basic are here to provide medical education - not second opinions. You may wish to ask your surgeon to help arrange a second opinion evaluation by another colorectal surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Serious proctology question. Will they take care of long hemorrhoids?

Serious proctology question. Will they take care of long hemorrhoids?

Yes: The current term for "proctologist" is colon and rectal surgeon. The management of hemorrhoid problems is a significant part of what we do. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more