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How can you tell the difference between hemorrhoids and skin tags?

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Dr. Igor Grosman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are usually ingorge blood vessels that can get bigger and smaller. They can bleed, cause pain and irritation and discharge.
Skin tags usually stay the same size and don't cause any symptoms.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are usually ingorge blood vessels that can get bigger and smaller. They can bleed, cause pain and irritation and discharge.
Skin tags usually stay the same size and don't cause any symptoms.
Dr. Igor Grosman
Dr. Igor Grosman
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In brief: Can be...

Difficult to tell on your own without a physical examination.
Both can be raised skin aound the anal area. Skin tags may be smaller and less attached while hemorrhoid veins ate deeper under the skin. See a doctor for an exam would be best.

In brief: Can be...

Difficult to tell on your own without a physical examination.
Both can be raised skin aound the anal area. Skin tags may be smaller and less attached while hemorrhoid veins ate deeper under the skin. See a doctor for an exam would be best.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: Different

Skin tags are out side anal canal , hemorrhoids starts as internal hemorrhoids tracks down to out side anal canal as external hemorrhoids.

In brief: Different

Skin tags are out side anal canal , hemorrhoids starts as internal hemorrhoids tracks down to out side anal canal as external hemorrhoids.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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