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What Is The Difference Between A Polyp And A Hemorrhoid
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
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
You cannot: Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...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
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
In which way hemorrhoids or polyps can cause bleeding, like almost every 4 or five 5 days or like 2-3 times in a month?
Caused by the stool-: -rubbing on them, especially if constipated. The blood in the stool may B sporadic depending on if you R constipated on & off. A visit 2 Ur PCP will help. A good history as well as a rectal may give U the answer, or a colonoscopy may B needed. Sounds like not a lot of blood so lab work may B normal. ...Read more
Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!
No perfect tests!!: Some of these tests(CEA) are only useful for far advanced Cancers(not helpful for early detection of polyps or colon cancer. CEA and CA 19-9 are tumor markers, they are useless for most cases of early cancer. Abdominal ECHO has limited usefulness to detect fluid and certain cystic lesions, not useful for Colon Cancer. The best test for checking colon for polyps and colon cancer is Colonoscopy ...Read more
Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you! L
No.: If colon cancer is advanced or metastatic, it can show up on abd echo. If colon cancer or hemorrhoids bleed, FOBT can be positive. CEA and CA 19-9 have no place in detection of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, or polyps. CEA is sometimes useful in following colon cancer for any possible spread. ...Read more
@ what point does one need to worry about hemorrhoids and polyps. I bled quite a bit today. Blood was bright red and i can feel a polyp there. Can i just leave this be?
Probably hemorrhoid: What you think is a polyp is probably an internal hemorrhoid. No one bleeds to death from a hemorrhoid, but they can become very painful quickly. You need a surgeon to take a look and he can probably band your hemorrhoids while he's looking. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I did a sigmoidoscopy, I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp. Should I be worried of CRC, because I lost my aunt from CRC 6 months ago?
What kind of problems can arise from dealing with constipation and hemorrhoids for about a year? Polyps, cancer...? Appt soon. 26 yo woman
Anemia: 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
Purple around anus. Looked like deflated sacs. Larger red/purple in middle sac right inside anus. And a skin tag. Hemorrhoid or polyp?
Past year 2 colonoscopies. 3 GIs diagnosis = IBS. Said bloody stool was polyp (removed) or hemorrhoids. Now dark red bloody stool again. More than in past. Nothing on TP. IBS has been bad. Feel crazy. Help.
It tweaks the mind.: Hello, These bowel ailments definitely have the power to tweak the mind. Take a breath, know that you are treatable, and understand you may or may not be able to do this on your own. The bowel health / IBS is an artistry that the textbooks can't fix alone. My recommendation is to find a practitioner you deeply trust and master the art of "being coached" -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cramps, oily stool, joint pain, gas, urge to deficate often. No polyps, few small rectal hemorrhoids, mild ibs, what tests next? What could be wrong?
Check it out: You may need gallbladder work up or digestive enzymes. ...Read more
Abdom.Swelling pain and blood in stool.Change in bowels.Dr found 1small polyp in stomach and colon 2mm.Said I have hemorrhoids & ibs.Should i be worried?
Yes: Polyps are internal so you would not be able to see them. Hemorrhoids are usually external (although they can be silghtly inside the rectum). If you have a mass or swelling on the outside of your rectum that does not go away after a few days you should see your doctor, as it is possible to have ano-rectal cancer. ...Read more
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