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what does an internal hemorroid feel like?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: When early/small, they stay inside and can't be felt by u. When they get big enough, they will come out with bowel movement and in the most severe case, can't be pushed back in. They are usually purplish in color and one may feel soft mass. They can bleed and cause pain.
Answered on Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Can't feel: Grade 1 and 2hemorrhoids are internal. They cannot be felt externally. Symptoms are bleeding and occasionally a sense of fullness or constipation. Grade 3 hemorrhoids prolapse to the outside but go back in spontaneously. They can be felt while they are external. Grade 4 hemorrhoids prolapse externally and remain there. Hemorrhoids are painful when thrombosed or associated with anal fissure.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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