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Are there different types of hemorrhoids?
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In brief: Hemorrhoid types
The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid".

In brief: Hemorrhoid types
The two types of hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids are graded 1-4, with 4 being the worst. External hemorrhoids are a network of vessels outside anus that swell with pregnancy or spending too much time on the toilet; when the swelling recedes, skin tags may be left around the anus. These also may break, cause a "thrombosed ext hemorrhoid".
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Yes
There are internal, external, thrombosed, swollen, prolapsed and rarely infected.
If unsure if you have a problem due to hemorrhoids, get it checked by a specialist.

In brief: Yes
There are internal, external, thrombosed, swollen, prolapsed and rarely infected.
If unsure if you have a problem due to hemorrhoids, get it checked by a specialist.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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