HTG Urged Readers to Ask These Questions Regarding Hemorrhoid Onset and Identification

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Following Sunday World’s December 16th article, titled “I Have an Anal Fissure, Have You Come Across This?” HTG urged readers to ask three questions to accurately identify hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids can appear to be a number of other medical conditions, including anal fissures, because of this, Hemorrhoid Treatment Group (HTG) urged readers to ask three questions to determine the likelihood of an ailment being hemorrhoid trouble or another digestive or rectum-related issue. This list came on the heels of the December 16th Sunday World article, “I Have an Anal Fissure, Have You Come Across This?” The article discussed one woman’s diagnosis with anal fissures, one of many conditions often confused with hemorrhoids, and how to encourage healing.

In’s article, Dr. Karen responded to a question from a woman recently diagnosed with anal fissures. The woman had not previously encountered an issue like this, and was concerned about the frequency of her condition. Dr. Karen reassured the woman about her condition, advising her to eat foods facilitating easy digestion, or even taking a gentle stimulant to encourage easy digestion.

HTG knows that hemorrhoids, painful and swollen blood vessels in or around the anus, are often mistaken for other medical issues. has seen that an anal fissure is one of the conditions often confused with hemorrhoids, as it presents similar symptoms, and also affects the rectum. To combat confusion regarding the presence of hemorrhoids and anal fissures, Hemorrhoid Treatment Group encouraged readers to ask these three questions:

1. Is the area swollen or inflamed? Hemorrhoids cause inflammation, pain during bowel movements and when sitting, and are often found radiating heat.

2. Are digestive issues such as constipation present?

As with any medical issue or condition, HTG warns readers that if symptoms worsen or progress, they should consult with a qualified physician.

Dr. Karen is a regular medical correspondent for Sunday World. She responds to reader questions with sound medical advice and diagnoses.

Following a Sunday World article about anal fissures, Hemorrhoid Treatment Group encouraged readers to ask three questions about their health before determining their treatment needs. These questions involved digestive habits, the presence of swelling or inflammation, and the presence of blood during bowel movements. If these issues are present, readers should consider seeking help or treatment from a license treatment professional.

Information provided by the Hemorrhoid Treatment Group website is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat any condition. This information is provided purely for educational purposes. Please consult your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment, as bleeding from the rectum may be caused by many different things including life threatening conditions.

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