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Are internal hemorrhoids always diagnosed with an anascope exam or can they be missed?

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Depending on the severity of the hemorrhoids, there is always the chance that they can be missed.
Usually though, they will be found if they are there. Internal hemorrhoids are painless, so therefore less noticeable to the patient. A good way to prevent them is to have a diet with adequate fiber and fluids to prevent straining when going to the bathroom.

In brief: Hemorrhoids

Depending on the severity of the hemorrhoids, there is always the chance that they can be missed.
Usually though, they will be found if they are there. Internal hemorrhoids are painless, so therefore less noticeable to the patient. A good way to prevent them is to have a diet with adequate fiber and fluids to prevent straining when going to the bathroom.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generally

Hemorrhoids are the normal anatomical blood vessels of he distal rectum and anus.
Everyone has hemorrhoids. When people complain of hemorrhoids it means hey are having symptoms from their hemorrhoids.

In brief: Generally

Hemorrhoids are the normal anatomical blood vessels of he distal rectum and anus.
Everyone has hemorrhoids. When people complain of hemorrhoids it means hey are having symptoms from their hemorrhoids.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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