Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. Discuss topics including external vs. internal hemorrhoids, hemorrhoid bleeding, hemorrhoid creams, symptoms and treatments for hemorrhoids.
I have had hemorrhoids since the delivery of my first child. Occasionally they will flare up but with application of ointment they generally go away. This past flare up has lasted 3 weeks, and I've noticed that there are hard knots in with my hemorrhoids. I read somewhere that they could be blood clots and to take aspirin and they will pass. My concern is the possibility of cancer but would think I would have other symtoms (symptoms). What are your suggestions?
Hi and welcome and sorry the late reply. Hemorrhoids can produce hard knots as the tissues produce a balloning affect where blood gets stuck. I personally dont believe its cancer but the simple hemorrhioids. The knots going away do not have any time frame so could take longer this time, but maybe have a doctor check to make sure your ok.
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