Internal Hemorrhoids: First- to Fourth-Degree

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.

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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

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