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I have Crohn's disease. How can I tell the difference between an anal fistula (had one surgically removed 10 years ago) and a hemorrhoid?
You can not but: Your doctor can , due to training and experience . When crohn's disease involves anorectal area , recurrent fistulas , infections , pain , drainage , local infections are common , make the diagnosis difficult , tissue biopsy ( pathology ) is the only way to distinguish from other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can I tell the difference between an external hemorrhoid and an abnormal colon growth? I am a male in my mid-twenties and for a while, i've thought myself to have a mild hemorrhoid issue. Symptoms include some rectal itching, a slight bulge in anal ti
What's the difference between rectal abcess and hemorrhoid in anal area?i have a lump at anus,its very sore and looks bit purple/black at end.
Difference: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. A rectal abscess is an infection and a collection of pus in the area of the anus and rectum. Both can be painful, lead to swelling, redness, etc. So without an exam it tough to say if you have a hemorrhoid, a thrombosed hemorrhoid, or a rectal abscess. Either way. gt checked as they all need to be treated. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have either anal fissure or internal hemorrhoid, had rectal exam before no result. Still pain and blood in toilet. Should doc do anoscopy?
I have hemorrhoid for 2 years.Infrequent narrow stools. I feel a bulge on my anus when defecating. Do I have colon/rectal cancer?Im so worried.
Doubt cancer: But it is possible. A simple look at your behind by your doc should be reassuring. ...Read more
This past summer if I miss a meal I get painful intestinal spasms the next day sometimes. Could it be from anal fissure? Hemorrhoids? Rectal STD?
Unlikely: You may have a acid or digestive problem. Consider reflux, gluten allergy or dairy intolerance. If your weight is normal this is not likely serious. It is it likely due to anything I your rectum. If you are having anal sex you need to be checked for std. Especially if this is unprotected sex. ...Read more
Possibly: Injections can scar or sclerose the hemorrhoid and potentially make it go away. It depends on how bad it is if injections are an option. ...Read more
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