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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does a hemorrhoid look like?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Depends: External hemorrhoids are swollen tissue around the anus pink or red and soft but twender to touch. If it thomboses or clots, pain is increased and it will have apurple color and be firm/hard to the touch. If not sure what the swelling is, get an expert to evaluate and offer treatment options.
Dr. Keith Monson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Google images: Go to www.Google.Com, search for hemorrhoids, and click on the images tab at the top of your browser. There are lots of pictures of different types of hemorrhoids there.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What does an external hemorrhoid look like?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: If it is just swollen, it may look just like a boil and be red and tender near anus, if it is thrombosed it will be even more tender and appear as a dark purple grape near the anus. If you have either, get it checked by an expert.
A 43-year-old female asked:

Tell what's the system for hemorrhoids? What it look like

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Dr. Gregory Spitz
38 years experience
Colorectal system: Hemorrhoids are dilated tortuous veins in the anal canal.

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