Is a Thrombosed External Hemorrhoid Prolapsed?
Internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids. Prolapsed hemorrhoids. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids. What’s the difference? Are they all the same thing? “I think I have hemorrhoids, but what do I need to know to make the best decision about treatment?” This article explains some of the differences and what doctors look at to evaluate how they should be treated. Internal or External Hemorrhoids? Doctors recognize two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum, above the “dentate line.” External hemorrhoids lie outside the anal canal, below the dentate line. The anal canal lies below the rectum and is the last place waste rests before leaving our body. The dentate line separates the upper two-thirds of the anal canal from the lower one-third. Medical professionals use it as a demarcation line for distinguishing what type of ailment we have-that is, when a physical change takes place above this line of separation, it’s one thing. When it takes