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What are internal hemorrhoids?

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Internal hemorrhoids are far enough inside the rectum that you can't usually see or feel them. They don't generally hurt because you have few pain-sensing nerves there. Bleeding may be the only sign of them.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors"; and "Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider, E. Surgical Clinics of North America, February 2010.

Harvard Health Publications: " Hemorrhoids and what to do about them."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 6, 2020

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids Overview"; "Hemorrhoids Treatment"; "Hemorrhoids Causes & Risk Factors"; and "Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Hemorrhoids."

Sneider, E. Surgical Clinics of North America, February 2010.

Harvard Health Publications: " Hemorrhoids and what to do about them."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 6, 2020

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