Do external hemorrhoids cause an odor?

No. No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would recommend sitz baths after bms if you note an odor. If there continues to be an odor you may have a perianal abscess which would be accompanied by pain and pus drainage. For this you need to go to the er for treatment.
Yes. Large hemorrhoids or skin tags can cause an odor from two sources: 1. Difficulty with hygiene after bm 2. Anal glands at the anus which can make mucus that can be malodorous at times.

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What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

Pressure. External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end. Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days. Read more...
Several causes. External hemorrhoids are skin-covered. They often result from thromboses (clots) in the hemorrhoid, or from chronic engorgement of the blood vessels, as in pregnancy or with chronic cough or straining at stool. They can become smaller; but once the skin is stretched, they won't go away completely- usually a small skin tag remains. Read more...

Have external hemorrhoids for long time, it swallow and bleeds, bright red. Sometimes for weeks it goes away. Will it eventually cause cancer? Thanks

No cancer risk. Hemorrhoids and cancer can both cause blood in stool. May occur in same person; not causally related. Best to treat hemorrhoids well (keep stool soft, shrink swollen tissue, avoid straining and sitting a long time). Bleeding may be only sign of hidden bowel disease, such as colitis or cancer. Suggest you check with doctor now to be safe. But cancer is not inevitable. Read more...
Won't cause cancer. Other than the discomfort of itching, sometimes pain, and bleeding--your external hemorrhoids will prob stay about the same. Two of the most common causes of hemorrhoids are constipation-this may cause straining to have BM's. Or activity that will cause compression could also be a cause--i.e.--sitting on the toilet stool and reading. You might try high fiber diet. If changes, then need MD apt. Read more...

I m 24 yo male and I have external hemorrhoids for some years now I din t fel much discomfort until recent weeks when I started pooping with a slightly considerable amount of blood can you tell me the cause and treatment?

See a doctor. Assuming that you don't have an underlying bleeding disorder, your age suggests that you have irritated hemorrhoids that are bleeding. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist for evaluation; if it is just the hemorrhoids, they may be able to band them for relief. Read more...

What are external hemorrhoids?

Normal venous struct. External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrhoids are internal or external if the have prolapsed but are covered by mucosa and not epidermis. Read more...
Will see out side. As the disease advances it it tracks out side the anal canal into skin called external hemorrhoids. Read more...