Many people don't know much about anal polyps, and even confuse them with hemorrhoids. In fact, they are two different diseases and two different tissues.
First, hemorrhoids are divided into internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids or mixed hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are benign diseases that will not cancerous, and they are caused by normal blood vessels and tissues. Therefore, hemorrhoids should not be operated as far as possible. When you are older, you need surgery, so you don't have to worry about cancer.
What is the concept of polyp? Polyps are caused by inflammatory hyperplasia or other factors. Generally, the lesions caused on the mucosa, or repeated prolapse of hemorrhoids, lead to polyp lesions. Polyps should be treated in time. Because polyps take too long, they may become cancerous.
Therefore, hemorrhoids and polyps are completely two different diseases, different concepts and different treatment methods. From the feeling of naked eye and hand touch, these two can probably judge that if it is internal hemorrhoids, it feels very soft, which is the same as normal tissue meat. But the abnormal tissue of polyps, if it falls out, looks like strawberries. It is very red and abnormally red. In addition, it feels hard and the texture will be stronger.
Symptoms of anal polyps:
The first: anal polyps can have no symptoms, no pain or itch, and may only feel that there is something growing next to them without any discomfort.
The second kind: because the blood vessels of polyps are very rich and brittle, there may be bleeding when rubbing, and pain when there is inflammation.
Third: because the polyp is different from the skin, it rubs in the anus for a long time. There will be secretions when it is seriously stimulated. Sometimes it will feel something like snot or mucus. Therefore, anal polyps can be asymptomatic, accompanied by pain, bleeding and increased secretion.
So once you notice something strange in the anus, you must go to the hospital for special examination in time.
Anal polyps must be managed. Why? Anal polyps may become cancerous due to the stimulation or friction of inflammation over time. Therefore, once an anal polyp is found, it must be operated on in time. No matter the size of the polyp, it is possible to become cancerous.
Therefore, polyps regardless of size must be removed in time to avoid the possibility of canceration over time. Moreover, polyp canceration is not related to polyp size, but mainly related to the pathological type of polyps. For example, adenomatous polyps and villous adenomatous polyps are prone to canceration, so surgical treatment must be taken in time, In order to avoid malignant transformation and affect the subsequent surgical recovery.