What are the different types of hemorrhoids?

Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus. The most common symptoms are bleeding during movements or protrusion through the anus upon straining.

External hemorrhoids develop around the anus and can be very painful, especially if a blood clot develops within them. They can be felt as a firm lump or lumps around the anus.

Continue Learning about Hemorrhoids

How to Treat—and Prevent—Hemorrhoids
How to Treat—and Prevent—Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids. Not a popular topic, unless you’re desperate for a way to get rid of them. How can you find relief from painful, itchy hemorrhoids that c...
Read More
What is the difference between external and internal hemorrhoids?
Jill E. Waldron, MDJill E. Waldron, MD
External hemorrhoids are on the outside of the anus, while internal ones are further inside the anal...
More Answers
What are hemorrhoids?
MountainView HospitalMountainView Hospital
Hemorrhoids are a vascular network that go around the anus. There are two networks of hemmorhoids: i...
More Answers
Tips to Prevent Painful Hemorrhoids
Tips to Prevent Painful Hemorrhoids

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.