Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhoid Diagnosis and Treatment

Praveen K. Roy, MD

Disclosures

March 07, 2019

According to guidelines from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the following are indications for complete colon evaluation in patients with symptomatic hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding:

  • Age 50 years or older, if no complete evaluation within 10 years

  • Age 40 years or older or 10 years younger than the age at which a single, first-degree relative younger than 60 years was diagnosed with colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma

  • Age 40 years or older or 10 years younger than the age at which two first-degree relatives with advanced adenomas or colorectal cancer were diagnosed

  • Positive FIT results

  • Positive FIT-fecal DNA test results

Read more on the evaluation of patients with hemorrhoids.

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