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Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

Which are more painful internal or external hemorrhoids?

External hemorrhoids: External hemorrhoids, based on location and the kind of nerves affected, are more painful. This is by definition. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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Are hemorrhoids commonly outside the body or internal?

Are hemorrhoids commonly outside the body or internal?

Hemorrhoids: The answer is yes to both. All who have external hemorrhoids will have internal ones. Not all who have internal hemorrhoids will have external though. Both are common. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable or simply temporarily treatable?

Depends: You may be able to avoid irritating the internal hemorrhoids and thus may allow them to be less bothersome, but they may not go away completely. Drink plenty of liquids, eat high river foods, take fiber supplements like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining or sitting too long at the toilet. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Are there any symptomatic differences between an external hemorrhoid and an anal cancer growth?

Are there any symptomatic differences between an external hemorrhoid and an anal cancer growth?

Not reliable ones: If you have any concern about either of these conditions, it would be prudent to see a doctor and not rely on symptoms to differentiate the two conditions. ...Read more

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What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 25% external 75% internal?

What is the % breakdown in the general population between symptomatic external and symptomatic internal hemorrhoids? 
25% external 75% internal?

May not be known: Many people have or have had hemorrhoids. I am not aware of anyone trying to figure out how many are internal, external, or mixed, in origin. Perhaps the typical initial treatments would be similar anyway. Hemorrhoids are also classified as 1st-4th degree, depending on whether or not they stick out of the anus, which mixes definitions up some more. A web search also did not find any % statistics. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids (external or internal) cause problems with urination? Such as feeling like not emptying, and a pressure in the rectum?

Can hemorrhoids (external or internal) cause problems with urination? Such as feeling like not emptying, and a pressure in the rectum?

Possible: Anatomically badder and rectum are close to each other to some extent. Having said that it s also possible the symptoms could be independent of each other. Only way to distinguish is to get checked and treated. ...Read more

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Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Can internal non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids cause an incomplete bowel a movement?

Yes possible in few: But not usual symptom., see you your doctor to find other causes , that cause incomplete evacuation of rectum , after examination , endoscopy may perform anorectal mono- metric studies , to solve your problem. ...Read more

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Can internal and external hemorrhoids cause excessive passing of gas or a heavy feeling in the rectum?

Here are some ...: Hemorrhoids - internal or external - itself would not cause excessive gas passing and feeling heaviness in the rectum. which are more likely related with indigestion or inflammatory bowel disorders. So, collect the onset, degree, progress, etc. of the symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring those to see Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, & possible tests such as fecal analysis, endo.. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause urinary pain or discomfort every time they become internally inflamed?

Yes: Irritation of anal sphincter may easily irritate urethral sphincter and cause pain and difficulty voiding. ...Read more

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Can External Hemorrhoids can lead to inflammation like fissure do in anus which spread to whole anus? WBC in Blood is 6.3(5.2 to 12.2) Thanks

Can External Hemorrhoids  can lead to inflammation like fissure do in anus which spread to whole anus? WBC in Blood is 6.3(5.2 to 12.2)
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Yes: External hemorrhoids may thrombose/clot and get infected and result in symptoms you described. If the symptoms have persisted beyond a week or so, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid?

What are the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid?

Tissue protruding: External hemorrhoids are swollen hemorrhoidal pads that a person may feel bulge out when straining to have a bowel movement. They may cause pain and may bleed. Treatment starts with preventing hard stools with stool softeners and fiber supplements. See a doctor or surgeon for more accurate diagnosis and treatment after an exam. ...Read more

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Can internal hemmoroids feel the same as a polyp?

Maybe: To the individual a small polyp near the anal canal or a hemorrhoid may feel the same. A physical examination with a doctor can tell the difference between them. ...Read more

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Would internal hemorrhoids make anal sex very painful?

Not by itself: But it can cause bleeding. And usually, internal hemorrhoids means external ones, too, which can become painful. Anal sex is not recommended if you have hemorrhoids of any kind, because it will just make it worse. ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Yes, but not often : Any inflammatory lesion can cause local lymph node enlargement however, enlarged nodes in the groin are not commonly associated with these perianal problems. See a surgeon they can assess and treat the perianal problems and evaluate the nodes. ...Read more

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Haemorrhoids only external can be classificated in grades as internal?

No: externals are not classified by grade. They are classified only as to whether they are thrombosed(clotted) or painful, swollen or bleeding. ...Read more

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Can internal and external hemorrhoids interfere with bowel movements?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels under the 'skin ' of the anal canal, like varicose veins. If they are not inflamed they may be painless and cause no interference with bowel movements. But if they are inflamed or engorged, they can be very painful and that may interfere with bowel movements, usually causing constipation, which worsens the condition (a vicious cycle). ...Read more

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