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Internal and External Hemorrhoids

Picture of internal and external hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anal canal. External hemorrhoids develop near the anal opening. Both types can occur at the same time.

Current as of: August 12, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

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