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Are Hemorrhoid Symptoms Also A Warning For Colon Cancer?

Are Hemorrhoid Symptoms Also A Warning For Colon Cancer?

Hemorrhoid Symptoms Could Be a Sign of Colon CancerGetting, and dealing with, hemorrhoids is never any fun, but a bad problem is made worse when you consider that their symptoms could also be a sign of colon cancer.

But is that always the case, or are hemorrhoids just what they are? It depends. As colon cancer develops, it can cause constipation, diarrhea and other issues that lead to irregular bowel movements. Those, in turn, can lead to hemorrhoids.

If you’ve developed hemorrhoids on occasion, and they have responded well to treatment, then chances are that you’re in the clear when it comes to cancer. But if they are appearing frequently, and are accompanied by bloody stool and other symptoms of colon cancer, then it would be wise to see your healthcare provider for an exam.

When it comes to something as serious as colon cancer, it’s better to be safe than sorry. And while you may want to write off hemorrhoids as an itchy, burning inconvenience, it’s smart to take a look at everything that’s going on so you don’t miss an obvious clue that needs your attention.

posted on December 31, 1969 in news