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What Do Hemorrhoids Look Like?

So…What Do Hemorrhoids Look Like?

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely wondering what a hemorrhoid looks like so you can self-diagnose your condition or confirm a diagnosis that you’ve been given by your doctor. The tricky thing about identifying hemorrhoids is that you may be experiencing some of the other common hemorrhoid symptoms without seeing anything externally. If this is the case, you may find our information on ‘Common Hemorrhoid Symptoms’ more helpful. If, however, you feel you may have an external hemorrhoid, we have compiled some helpful diagrams, quick-facts, and treatment options to help you on the way.

What Do External Hemorrhoids Look Like?

External hemorrhoids are more easily self-diagnosed because they can always be seen and felt, whereas internal hemorrhoids can be less obvious. Many symptoms of external hemorrhoids can also be caused by other conditions, therefore, it is important to see a health care practitioner for a formal diagnosis.

Here is a diagram of what an internal hemorrhoid and an external hemorrhoid look like:


what do hemorrhoids look like?

As you can see, an external hemorrhoid can be seen and felt and is often characterized by some of the following symptoms:

  • Itching around the anus and surrounding areas
  • Pain around the anus and surrounding areas
  • Lumps near or around the anus

We’ve compiled a more thorough list of hemorrhoid symptoms that you may want to consider as well. If you’re experiencing bleeding, it could be coming from an internal hemorrhoid, a fissure, or another condition.

Think You Have a Hemorrhoid? Your Next Step Should be To Call a Doctor.

As we’ve mentioned, many of the symptoms of hemorrhoids can also be symptoms of other conditions which is why it’s vital to visit a doctor as soon as you can to be properly diagnosed and treated. However, we understand that it’s important for you as the patient to have access to informational research to help you choose a treatment option and consider some of the causes and complications of hemorrhoids to be well-informed. CRH can help you learn more about hemorrhoids and find a doctor who treats hemorrhoids using the most affordable and fastest hemorrhoid treatment on the market.

A Fast and Effective Treatment: Hemorrhoid Banding with the CRH O’Regan System.

CRH is the treatment for patients looking to say goodbye to hemorrhoids forever. The CRH O’Regan System is a treatment that boasts many benefits including the fact that it is:

  • Painless
  • Safer than many traditional treatments
  • Less-invasive
  • More effective

For more of the benefits of the CRH system visit our ‘Why O’Regan’ page here.

Compare CRH to Other Hemorrhoid Treatments

We have an entire section of our website dedicated to discussing your treatment options. At CRH we want you to be informed about ALL your options before selecting the treatment you think is right for you. We’re confident we offer the most ideal hemorrhoid treatment on the market, however, we want you to see the facts and decide for yourself. Furthermore, we compare all these treatments so you can weigh the pros and cons simply and quickly.

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