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How do I know if I have a hemorrhoid, or anal fissure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Have it evaluated

I suppose if you were a contortionist and had a mirror you might figure this out by looking.
However, spotting a fissure would not rule out having a hemorrhoid internally that could be your main problem.Having you doc or a GI doc do a formal anoscopy (look at and up your anus) would sort this out. If you just have minor itching down there, local application of emollients like coco butter can help.

In brief: Have it evaluated

I suppose if you were a contortionist and had a mirror you might figure this out by looking.
However, spotting a fissure would not rule out having a hemorrhoid internally that could be your main problem.Having you doc or a GI doc do a formal anoscopy (look at and up your anus) would sort this out. If you just have minor itching down there, local application of emollients like coco butter can help.
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