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Symptoms of External and Internal Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are extremely common—millions of people experience them worldwide.

Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels located in the rectum or anus. They can be internal, meaning they occur inside the rectum, or external, meaning they develop outside the anus.

Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless and may go unnoticed unless they bleed or prolapse, while external hemorrhoids can be painful and cause itching or irritation.

Symptoms of Internal Hemorrhoids

Internal hemorrhoids affect the lower rectum and anus. Unlike external hemorrhoids, which can be easily seen and felt, internal hemorrhoids are located inside the rectum and are not typically visible.

However, they can still cause discomfort and pain.

Internal hemorrhoid symptoms include the following

Symptoms of External Hemorrhoids

External hemorrhoids occur when the blood vessels in the anus below the rectum become inflamed. The enlarged blood vessels can cause various symptoms that can vary in intensity.

External hemorrhoid symptoms are usually more serious and debilitating than those of internal hemorrhoids.

Symptoms of Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

In some cases, external hemorrhoids can become thrombosed. This means a blood clot has formed within the hemorrhoid, causing severe pain and swelling. Thrombosed hemorrhoids may require medical intervention to alleviate the symptoms and prevent complications.

Thrombosed hemorrhoids are generally external, though they can occasionally occur internally. They present the same symptoms as external and internal hemorrhoids, though some symptoms can cause medical complications.

Texas Hemorrhoid Institute: Providing State-of-the-Art Endovascular Hemorrhoid Treatment

Texas Hemorrhoid Institute is a leading provider of advanced, minimally invasive hemorrhoid artery embolization (HAE) treatments for symptomatic hemorrhoids. This non-surgical procedure is designed to provide relief from the pain and distress associated with hemorrhoids.

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