The information on this web site is not a substitute for professional medical advice. There are differing opinions in the medical community with regard to hemorrhoids. We strongly encourage you to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a medical condition such as hemorrhoids. What you believe to be hemorrhoids may be something different. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to go to the doctor because even in the worst case scenario (colorectal cancer), if detected early, there is an 85 percent cure rate.