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What types of hemorrhoids are there?
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What types of hemorrhoids are there?

When I am looking up hemorrhoids to find out more information on them I am seeing things like "internal hemorrhoids" and "external hemorrhoids."  I didn't even know there were different types :(  Can someone explain to me the difference?  I thought there was really only one kind.
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My Dr told me that there's two types of hemorroids (hemorrhoids).  

Internal Hemorrhoids and
External Hemorrhoids

Hope this helps!

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1765929 tn?1313677172
What's the difference though?  Are the symptoms the same for them both?  Would I be able to see the external ones?
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