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Do hemorrhoids come and go

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are part of normal anatomy; we all have them, but just talk about them when they are bothersome. Flare-ups with pain, itching and bleeding... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extr... Read More
Dr. Thomas Facelle
General Surgery 43 years experience
Hemorrhoid ointment: Avoid constipation, drink more water, stool softeners.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, mostly: Hemorrhoids result from constipation and are best avoided by using fiber in your diet with plenty of water. You can also add natural products like fru... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Anal skin tag: If you had an external hemorrhoid and it did not require surgery then you will eventually have a small skin tag at the site.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Variety of causes: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that exist under the lining of the rectum and anus. The primary cause of hemorrhoids is increased abdominal pressure, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 22 years experience
They wont: Surgery or ligation/ banding are the only options for permanent removal; however this is only recommended after trying other rx, & only if the symptom... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Could get remission for months or even years by proper high fibre diet , avoiding constipation , good hydration. At 42 need physician evaluation to... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antony Joseph
General Surgery 21 years experience
Difficult to say: External hemorrhoid can persist for a long time, and they are usually asymptomatic except for the fact it is there. Leave it alone if it doesnt bothe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No one answer: If you increase the water and fiber intake it will help. Constipation is one thing that can make hemorrhoids stay longer. Warm water sitz baths can ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
No: It will become less swollen if you improve your bowel habit. Going away completely is not likely.
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