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    How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?

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    Dr Kenneth Wong

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Dr Ken Wong is a very experienced specialist surgeon focussing on keyhole surgery techniques for gallstones, bowel cancer, hernia and weight loss surgery. He graduated … View Profile

    Hemorrhoids are often diagnosed once they cause problems for the patient. Typically, the patient notices some blood in their stool or toilet paper after defecation. The surgeon then performs an examination of the anus and bowel with a proctoscope or colonoscope and diagnoses the haemorrhoids. Sometimes, really large haemorrhoids can pop out and the patient can notice a lump in their anus. Occasionally, haemorrhoids can cause pain in the anus when one ruptures but the blood is contained under the skin. Haemorrhoids may need surgical correction, so be sure to consult a surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.

    Dr Ken Wong

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