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What Is The Difference In Between A Hemorrhoid And A Polyp
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
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 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
Polyps are growths: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins around the anus. Polyps are growths that originate in the inner lining of the colon — the mucosa. ...Read more
You cannot: Needs a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...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
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?
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
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 the 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 more
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?
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
Just had colonoscopy. 3 benign polyps removed. Internal hemorrhoid. Bloating & diarrhea still continues from a long time. What could be wrong? Thnx
Had colonoscopy done recently. All is fine. But there is still bright red blood in the stool. Removed 3 polyps. Inner hemorrhoid found. What's wrong?
Rectal bleeding: Continued bleeding for several days is possible after polypectomy, especially if you have taken aspirin in the last 2 weeks or recently used ibuprofen or other non steroidal antiinflammatory medications. If the bleeding persists for more than a week, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with precancer colon polyps and internal hemorrhoids and gastritis.still have blood in stool with burning in my abdomen should I worry?
Depends: Gastritis should improve with dietary modifications, acid blockers, and possible H pylori treatment; if not, further evaluation may be needed. Colon polyps should be followed with colonoscopy anywhere from 6 months to 5 years later, depending on type of polyp and confidence in that it was completely removed. Internal hems bleed and the source needs to be addressed — constipation, straining, etc ...Read more
I have bleeding from inside hemorrods. The bleeding is significant with each movement. Did have a colonoscopy for it. No polyps. What can I do?
Hi Doc please help, I was diagnose with gastric erosion, h-pylorie, hemorhoids and rectal polyp remove.prescrbe with pantrpzole 40mg, claritromycin and ammoxicilin for 14days. Then continues another pantrpazole 40mg for 12days and reduce to 20mg. However
Be followed timely..: Apparently, you have worked well with your doc so you have received the care as described. Hence, it would be most logical and beneficial to revisit her/him for follow-up so to decide further modification of care is needed or not. How to get the things for adequate healthcare done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. The Best wish to health... ...Read more
Hd proctosigmoidoscopy a yr ago, no polyp, only hemoroids, now i still have blood on my poop. Do I have colorectal ca? What r the early signs of that?
Get a full scope.: Most early colon cancers are asymptomatic. The blood on the outside of your bowel movement is likely due to hemorrhoids. Colon cancer is possible, however, and the sigmoidoscopy you had only looked at half of your colon. So to rule out colon cancer, I would recommend a full colonoscopy. ...Read more
Polyp/hemerroid? Blood ON stool doesn't appear to be mixed in, bright red some diarrhea and stomach pain and Nausea, history of hemerroid is it this
Examination: A hemorrhoid is an enlargement of the veins around the anus. This can be seen at the opening of the anus or may slightly internal to the opening of the anus. Prostate swelling is further in but is not related to the hemorrhoid and is not part of the colon. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self-examination?
They are the : Same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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