A first-degree internal hemorrhoid bulges into the anal canal during
A second-degree internal hemorrhoid bulges from the anus during bowel
movements, then goes back inside by itself.
A third-degree hemorrhoid bulges from the anus during bowel
movements and must be pushed back in with a finger. A fourth-degree hemorrhoid
protrudes from the anus all the time.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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