7 doctors weighed in:
How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and an enlarged prostate?
7 doctors weighed in

5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Thank
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: See a doctor
A doctor needs to do a digital rectal examination to make this determination.

In brief: See a doctor
A doctor needs to do a digital rectal examination to make this determination.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors