Had a history of colon cancer and had bowel resection. Left butt is swollen. Should I be worried about haemorrhoids?
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You had bowel resection surgery for colon cancer early stage in the year 2011. Recently you are feeling some swelling of your gluteal region on the left side with history of hemorrhoids.
Your condition in the gluteal region (buttocks) is unrelated to hemorrhoids. Any suspected swelling needs to be examined by your surgeon and imaging investigations like CT scan or MRI scan might be done if felt necessary. Though very rare, spread of cancer colon (even after resection) may occur to the muscles in the buttock region. I suggest you bring the suspected swelling to the attention of your doctor and get it confirmed should it require treatment.
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