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Hemorrhoids Lead To 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. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No: We all have hemorrhoids (pillars of vascular tissue in the lower rectum). Some of us have symptomatic hemorrhoids (bleeding, pain, or itching). On their own, symptomatic hemorrhoids will not lead to colon cancer. The low fiber Western diet can be associated with an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer. Best advice: eat a diet high in fiber and drink lots of water. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not always easy at: First, but unless the hemorrhoid is thrombosed, it usually reduces and eases with sitz/tub soaks, preparation h. Both are painful, the anal canal is inside the opening, and the rectum above. Both can be quite painful, external, and bleed. An expert needs to decide when to look higher and biopsy. Also, nodes in groin. Get a surgeon to help. ...Read more
Not reliable ones: If you have any concern about either of these conditions, it would be prudent to see a doctor and not rely on symptoms to differentiate the two conditions. ...Read more
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
I'm 34 year old male, recently diagnosed with hemorrhoids. Is Anal Cancer a posibility if symptoms are persistent? No other medical issues.
Anal cancer is uncommon. You would be at risk if you are practicing receptive anal intercourse.
Get the hemorrhoid treated as continuous bleeding may lead to iron deficiency anemia.
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. 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. ...Read more
Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?
Bowl movement: Straining. Please start w/seeing your doc. A food plan that worked earlier may not be as good now. Doc may refer you to a GI doc. When medical condition is ruled out or identified consider seeing a nutritionist. Please don''t let your mind run away w/frightening diagnoses. They are VERY low on the scale of probabilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Could be either.: Very good idea to get evaluated by your primary doctor. If needed, he/she may refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
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
Hemorrhoids.: Hemorrhoids are generally seen or palpated on examination. Depending on other clinical parameters or family history, one could pursue further with virtual colonoscopy, formal colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to determine whether or not there are other gastrointestinal findings of concern. The presence of hemorrhoids can make testing for blood in your stool misleading. ...Read more
I have hemorrhoids since 2yrs, what is d treatment other than surgery, will I get cancer as a complication.?
Diet, medication: Simple things such as a high fiber diet, and stool softeners can reduce symptoms. Steroid suppositories or anal creams are also helpful. There are non surgical office based procedures such as rubber band ligation or infrared coagulation which will reduce the hemorrhoids. Surgery is usually reserved for only the most severe cases. The treatments don't increase cancer risk. ...Read more
Dr just did a biopsy on a hemorrhoid? What does that mean? Possible cancer of my hemorrhoid or anal cancer or what? Is it curable?
Clearly you are: Really nervous about this. Take in a slow, deep breath. Don't jump to conclusions. You may cause yourself unnecessary emotional anguish as your fret about all the "what if's". I would see what the biopsy report shows. Your doctor will be able to explain it to your further. Take care. ...Read more
Yes, maybe not: The exact cell type, but these are two different diseases. ...Read more
Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and I'm scared.
Both: Can bleed and cause changes in stool caliber or pattern. Getting a colonoscopy should not require a long wait time. Check with your pcp mfor a referral to another doctor performing colonoscopies that may have a shorter wait time. Being 23 yo, less likely colon cancer. Do not be scared of the unknown and see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation in office. ...Read more
What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman
At your age, the blood loss from hemorrhoids, in additional to menstrual blood loss would predispose your to getting iron deficiency anemia. When you see your doctor discuss it with her/him.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Likelyhood anal cancer would be missed in 34yr male after normal colonoscopy 1yr ago? (not even hemorrhoids seen at time of test) have them now tho.
Not big problem.: Although hemorrhoids are an issue that can lead to anal cancer, they need to be very severe and longstanding and associated with a mass. Someone your age with a clear colonoscopy is still likely in the very low risk category for this cancer unless there is family history. ...Read more
I have constant pressure my anus, I had constipation but that was taken care of. Can this be due to hemorrhoid/fissure or sinister like cancer. I'm 26?
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. ...Read more
Been experiencing hemorrhoids since? Jun 2016. Have 2 non-painful lumps 2-3cm from anus. Had colonoscopy in Dec no issues. Hemorrhoids or cancer St. 1
Colorectal surgery: See a colorectal surgery specialist. Hemorrhoids are extremely common so don't worry you'll be okay. Avoid straining stay hydrated so bowel movements are easier. Sitz baths and preparation h or female prep h pads. Colorectal surgery can band hemorrhoids, examine for other conditions, and offer expert advice. Good luck. ...Read more