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Question: anal cancer

 janeshcherba - Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:29 pm

I just found this painless bulging thing stickign out from the end of my anus. How do I tell a differance between a hemorroid and anal caner?

Thank You
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:45 am

User avatar Hello,

Anal cancer is not a common condition. So that's a point that is in favor of hemorrhoids, which is considered common.

Both conditions can present with an anal mass, pain and hemorrhage. However, differentiating between the two is not a problem, as the diagnosis of hemorrhoids is often readily established by clinical examination.

You must have it examined as soon as possible.

Best regards.

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