Hemorrhoids - Types


Types of Hemorrhoids depends on where or which area it occurs. Based on this, we have the following classifications:

Internal Hemorrhoids:

It involves the veins inside your rectum. It is a small and swollen vein which may occur in the wall of the anal canal. Sometimes it is the large veins which may bulge out of the anus. Mostly it won’t pain but it may cause bleeding. Normally you will see bright red blood in the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl after the bowel movement. It may be very painful if there’s a stoppage of blood supply to the hemorrhoids.

Prolapsed hemorrhoids:

Internal hemorrhoids that protrude through the anal opening are called prolapsed hemorrhoids. It may stretch until it may bulge out of the anal canal. This type of hemorrhoids may go back normally or we need to push it back inside.

External hemorrhoids:

External hemorrhoids are located around the anus and when it gets stretched it leads to irritation and clot under the skin, causing a hard painful lump. This is called a thrombosed or clotted hemorrhoid. This can be itchy or painful and can sometimes crack and bleed.

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