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    Internal and External Hemorrhoids

    Internal and External Hemorrhoids

    Picture of internal and external hemorrhoids

    Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anal canal. External hemorrhoids develop near the anal opening. Both types can occur at the same time.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
    Last Revised March 16, 2012

    Last Revised: March 16, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal

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