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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Visual inspection: Needs to be evaluated by a surgeon. Can have a different look. If it appears suspicious, then a biopsy is required. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Difference between hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Difference between hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

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

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How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

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

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How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Examine: See a doctor for an examination. Hemorrhoids are soft purplish veins under the skin. Anal cancer is a rare condition and would be a firm process in or on the surface of the anal skin. Might be difficult to see on your own self examination. ...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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Would an obgyn be able to tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Yes, maybe not: The exact cell type, but these are two different diseases. ...Read more

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17, male: I think I have hemorrhoids but am unsure whether or not it is hemorrhoids or anal cancer. How can I tell the difference? I have constipation

17, male: I think I have hemorrhoids but am unsure whether or not it is hemorrhoids or anal cancer. How can I tell the difference? I have constipation

'rrhoids vs cancer: It's very unlikely for 17yo to develop anal cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20024923). Hemorrhoids (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852) are also uncommon in 17yo. Constipation (http://goo.gl/DgBSga) is most likely due to lack of fluids, fiber & exercise. See FamilyDoc to put mind at ease ...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

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