Rectal cancer and hemorrhoids are two completely different diseases. Rectal cancer or anal cancer is a malignant tumor. Clinical manifestations: changes in bowel habits, anal discomfort, falling sensation, blood in stool, abnormal stool shape, abdominal distension, abdominal pain.
Since the incidence of hemorrhoids and rectal cancer is similar, when some symptoms of rectal cancer and anal cancer are overlapped or atypical, the clinical diagnosis of the two is often confused. The wrong diagnosis is not uncommon. Diagnosis of anorectal symptoms as hemorrhoids, Delay in the treatment of rectal cancer. Another error in the diagnosis is rectal cancer with symptoms of anal bleeding, misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids. Especially when the two coexist, the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhoids can be satisfied after the examination finds hemorrhoids, and a comprehensive and correct diagnosis cannot be obtained for a long time. If a patient with the initial impression of hemorrhoids is carefully asked about the medical history and examined carefully, many diagnostic errors can be prevented.
During my consultation in a hospital, I met a 49-year-old male patient who had bloody stools for four months. He was diagnosed with hemorrhoids in the local health unit and had hemorrhoid surgery. Because of no improvement, he went to another primary hospital for hemorrhoid embolization treatment, but it was still ineffective. The number of bowel movements increased from 3 to 4 times a day to more than 10 times. Finally, I recommend surgery. Postoperative pathological examination revealed rectal cancer.
As mentioned above, differential diagnosis is very important. The examination method uses finger touch, rectalscope or sigmoidoscopy to find hard nodular masses or ulcers on the intestinal wall, narrowing of the intestinal cavity, blood and pus on the finger cuffs. Histological examination can confirm the diagnosis. X-ray barium enema is also very meaningful. If it is a female patient, if the lesion is located on the anterior wall of the rectum, an examination of the vagina and pelvis should be performed; if a male patient has symptoms of abnormal urination, an examination of the urethra and bladder should be performed to confirm whether the cancer has invaded these organs. In addition, a B-ultrasound examination should be performed to pay attention to whether there are tumors or ascites in the abdominal cavity, and whether there are metastases in the liver. Need to pay attention to whether the groin and supraclavicular lymph nodes are enlarged and whether there are metastases in the lungs. The best treatment for rectal cancer is surgery.
I wonder if these answers will satisfy you? If your condition is still undiagnosed, you should go to a regular hospital for diagnosis as soon as possible to avoid delaying your condition.