U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend if i have a hemorrhoid will pushing it in make it go away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Swollen hemorrhoid: There is a difference in prolapsing hemorrhoids and swollen external hemorrhoids. Prolapsing internal hemorrhoids are covered by non-nerve bearing lining and can be banded in the office to prevent further prolapse. External hemorrhoids are covered by nerve bearing lining and are located outside. When they swell and cause pain, they are best treated initially with alternating ice pack and warm tub.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 29-year-old male asked:

Will my hemorrhoid ever go away?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Probably: Avoidance of straining at your bowel movements, avoiding hard stools and constipation, occasional sitz baths with epson salts and perhaps occasional stool softeners can help avoid hemorrhoidal pain and swelling. Some hemorrhoids do require surgery, however. See your doctor for examination if persistent troubles.
Last updated Jan 18, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.