In this next diagram, which was made public by Wikipedian Prolific, also of Wikipedia.com, you can see more clearly what I am talking about.Remember the dentate line means the same as the pectinate line.One hemroid is the grape like appearance just under the black implement, and there may be another just to the right of the implement as well.So there appears to be two internal ones in this picture.Irrespective of the type of hemroid you have, if it’s small, comes and goes, or causes no discomfort , you can treat it by nothing more complex than changing your lifestyle to include some exercise, such as walking every day, eating plenty of fiber and drinking plenty of water.At the same time, avoid activities that may cause you to put strain on your bottom end.Due to the lifestyle being mostly responsible, then apart from pregnancy ones and very mild cases that tend to come and go, very rarely do they get better on their own.
This is a picture of internal hemroids – courtesy of Samir of Wikipedia, who graciously allows others to share his work.
The veins in the anus area are quite flexible and stretchable to coexist with the bowel expanding and contracting.
This is why a hemroid can only occur in this area of the body – no other veins in the body can stretch as much and become so huge when pressurized with blood.
When a hemroid originates above the dentate line it’s called an internal hemroid, when an internal hemroid comes through the anal canal and shows through the anus, you have a prolapsed hemroid, and if the hemroid starts its life below the dentate line, you have an external hemroid.
So thank you Samir and Wikipedian Prolific for providing such wonderful pictures.