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Internal Hemorrhoids: First- to Fourth-Degree

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A first-degree internal hemorrhoid bulges into the anal canal during bowel movements.

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A second-degree internal hemorrhoid bulges from the anus during bowel movements, then goes back inside by itself.

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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
Current as of March 16, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 16, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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