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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-degreehemorrhoid 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
    Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    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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