Is It Cancer Or Hemorrhoids?
Occasionally, I’ll see patients come in, who have been diagnosed with what they thought were hemorrhoids, but actually had an anal or rectal malignancy, even so much that maybe a physician or a provider had been treating them for hemorrhoids previously.
I think it’s important that if you have any perianal, perirectal or basically anorectal discomfort or bleeding, you really should be evaluated and have a good anorectal exam, either performed by a surgeon or a colorectal surgeon, or even a provider who feels comfortable with that sort of exam.
1. Hemorrhoids can be confused for an anal or rectal malignancy.
2. If you have any perianal, perirectal or basically anorectal discomfort or bleeding, you should be evaluated and have an anorectal exam.