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I think I have a hemoride but i'm worried it's cancer. It does shrink and not bother me at times. It comes and goes?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Be seen

If it is a typical hemorrhoid, they do have a tendency to come and go.
A physical exam can determine if it is a typical hemorrhoid or if it requires biopsy.

In brief: Be seen

If it is a typical hemorrhoid, they do have a tendency to come and go.
A physical exam can determine if it is a typical hemorrhoid or if it requires biopsy.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hemorrhoid vs cancer

Hemorrhoids can itch, bleed, be painful; sitz baths, increased dietary fiber + water, hemorrhoids med can make them less of a nuisance.
Sometimes they form a clot inside the vein, which may need to be removed by doc. Cancer may also cause rectal bleeding, difficulty with bm's. Best to see fp or proctologist (rectal specialist) for exam & whatever tests deemed necessary—sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy/ct.

In brief: Hemorrhoid vs cancer

Hemorrhoids can itch, bleed, be painful; sitz baths, increased dietary fiber + water, hemorrhoids med can make them less of a nuisance.
Sometimes they form a clot inside the vein, which may need to be removed by doc. Cancer may also cause rectal bleeding, difficulty with bm's. Best to see fp or proctologist (rectal specialist) for exam & whatever tests deemed necessary—sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy/ct.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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