THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION IN RECTAL PROBLEMS.
Dr Juan Antonio Villanueva Especialista en Coloproctología
LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA DETECCIÓN TEMPRANA EN PROBLEMAS RECTALES.

Rectal bleeding, persistent: do Hemorrhoids or tumor? Discover the truth

If you've ever experienced rectal bleeding, it is possible that you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids and the consequent treatment, by a few months.

Although this may seem like the most logical thing in these cases, the reality is that many times the rectal bleeding can be a sign of something more serious, like a tumor.

The confusion between hemorrhoids and tumors: why you must go to a coloproctólogo.

You should know that the confusion between hemorrhoids and tumors is more common than you might think. Many doctors are not able to distinguish between the two at a glance. However, a specialist trained in colorectal surgery has the acuity necessary to make the correct diagnosis.

The problem lies in the fact that these tumors do not arise overnight, but develop over the years. It is possible that you have tolerated the bleeding for a long time without thinking that it could be something more than hemorrhoids, as the symptoms may not have been very annoying.

But here is the dilemma: as the tumor grows, the situation is complicated. The surgery to remove it may require the removal of the rectum, which significantly affects the quality of your life, because they are complex interventions and prolonged.

However, there is hope. It is very important that if you experience rectal bleeding at some point, a colonoscopy may be the key to an early diagnosis.

Remember that detect any health problem at the right time can make all the difference in your prognosis.

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