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Differentiating Between Rectal Polyps And Hemmoroids
you cant.: It has to be examined by md preferably a surgeon and by looking inside with scope it can be determined. ...Read more
Can a doctor tell the difference between a polyp and an internal hemorrhoid during a digital rectal exam?
Yes and no: It all depends on the anatomy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cushion vs tumour: A hemorrhoid is an encouraged vascular cushion of the perianal tissues. A polyp is a true growth, a tumor or neoplasm, which arises from the inner lining of the gut, even the lining of the gallbladder. Colon polyps are removed so they don't evolve into colon cancer. Hemorrhoids are not tumors. ...Read more
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
Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp is an abnormal growth of the lining of the colon. It is usually painless and diagnosed incidentally on colonoscopy. Polyps can degenerate into cancer and need to be removed. Hemorroids are a nuisance and removed for reasons of bleeding or discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father65,biopsy result of nasal polyps- Moderately differentiated infiltrating keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with areas vasaloid. is it cancer?
Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp. ?
Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?
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