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will external hemorrhoids heal themselves

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
They will heal: Takes a couple of weeks usually. You can use OTC preparations for hemorrhoids which may or may not help. You could also consult with your doctor or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
External hemorrhoids: No. Apple cider vinegar cannot heal external hemorrhoids. Avoid constipation and bearing down, avoid sitting for extended periods of time without ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Hemorrhoids: Keep the area clean. Cold packs sometimes help. Avoid sitting directly on your bottom with an inflatable donut. There are suppositories that are helpf ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Normal venous struct: External hemorrhoids are veins under the skin surrounding the external portion of the anus. They are covered with skin or epidermis. Internal hemorrho ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Hemorrhoids ate veins under the skin in the anal area. They become enlarged or irritated with constipation & sitting at the toilet straining too long ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is a very common procedure, usually done as an outpatient.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
20 years experience General Surgery
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: You can never remove all of the external hemorrhoids even with surgery. What most people think are external hemorrhoids are actually residual benign s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Various ways: Most heal by themselves, but may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. http://www.ma ... Read More
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