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Related Conditions

Understand The Symptoms

There are other conditions that can affect your anorectal or gastrointestinal health besides just hemorrhoids. Because these conditions can have many of the same symptoms, self-diagnosis is not recommended. We encourage you to set up a confidential consultation to review your medical history, and be examined by one of our specialists. We can diagnose the source of your discomfort and set you on a path to recovery.

Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are more likely to develop if you have a tight anal sphincter—the circular ring of muscle that surrounds the anal canal.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It usually begins with a precancerous growth known as a polyp, which over time may turn into cancer.

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Constipation occurs when an individual experiences infrequent bowel movements (typically less than three a week) and/or has dry and small stools that are difficult or painful to release.

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Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD typically includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), affects the large intestine. This common yet chronic condition often results in discomfort, but can be managed with the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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