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Is hemorrhoids little white spots on colonoscopy picture?

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I had a colonoscopy a week ago due to family history. The doctor said I had small internal hemorrhoids and everything else was "normal". I received a picture of my colon and was confused about the white spots in the picture. Is hemorrhoids little white spots? Or could those spots be something else?


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replied May 7th, 2012
Colon Cancer Answer A34669
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The exact shape, size, and number of swollen hemorrhoids vary from patient to patient. Generally hemroids, otherwise known as piles, appear as a small lump of dark reddish-pink or dark blue-purplish - flattened grape like structures arising from the anal canal. Some hemorroids may appear like full grapes while others show a wrinkled surface.

The description of white spots in the colon mucosa is not specific and can be due to normal mucus glands, collection of submucosal lymphoid follicles, ulcers, etc.

The best way to clear all your doubts would be to put forth your doubts to your doctor, who can help you better.


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