It is in the nature of things that with hemorrhoids, or what you believe, it is best not to go to a doctor at all. Who likes to talk about problems at the anus outlet, not to mention the threatening investigations. But you already guessed it, that's wrong.
But now to the answer to the question: start with the family doctor. If he is good, he will see hemorrhoids without any problems, and if he is still good at that, he will know when to therapeutically take care of himself and when to better refer him to a specialist. These specialists are called coloproctologists or even proctologists and are specialized in the butt (procto) or even on the colon (colo).
Treatment of hemorrhoids: turf wars between doctors
Their qualification is beyond question, after all, this is their field of expertise. But since every doctor's group in Germany has its lobbyist federation, which fights for the rights of the respective specialist group (the rivalries between family doctor association and Internisten federation are partly shameful, but also only one example of many), becomes the professional association of the Coloproktologen of Germany never tired of adding that you should go to the specialist early on. Say: to the coloproctologists.
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Who knows what else the family doctor is screwing up. In 95% of cases, that's nonsense, because a family doctor knows very well when to transfer. But of course there are black sheep here too. And always it's about money. Because who treats, settles.
Author: Dr. med. Jörg Zorn