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Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
11 doctors agree
In brief: No, but...
...It is often difficult to distinguish bleeding from hemorrhoids versus bleeding from a colon/rectal cancer.
When in doubt, i advise a colonoscopy to determine the source of bleeding.

In brief: No, but...
...It is often difficult to distinguish bleeding from hemorrhoids versus bleeding from a colon/rectal cancer.
When in doubt, i advise a colonoscopy to determine the source of bleeding.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No but..
Hemorrhoids are not related to cancer and will not cause cancer. However, patients with colorectal cancer have symptoms frequently attributed to hemorrhoids.
Before saying that bleeding or pain is hemorrhoids, you should be evaluated medically.

In brief: No but..
Hemorrhoids are not related to cancer and will not cause cancer. However, patients with colorectal cancer have symptoms frequently attributed to hemorrhoids.
Before saying that bleeding or pain is hemorrhoids, you should be evaluated medically.
Dr. Joshua Katz
Dr. Joshua Katz
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Careful
No amount of bleeding is normal from the anus/rectum. Although most people assume it is hemorrhoids, you are wiser to see an expert colorectal surgeon and be evaluated.
Hemorrhoidal bleeding can be treated and other sources of bleeding need to be evaluated promptly and accurately. Early detection of colon cancer when only bleeding, has 90% or better survival.

In brief: Careful
No amount of bleeding is normal from the anus/rectum. Although most people assume it is hemorrhoids, you are wiser to see an expert colorectal surgeon and be evaluated.
Hemorrhoidal bleeding can be treated and other sources of bleeding need to be evaluated promptly and accurately. Early detection of colon cancer when only bleeding, has 90% or better survival.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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