A 23-year-old male asked:
My external hemorrhoid keeps subsiding and coming back its been more than a week what could be the reason? i have done everything
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnoldanswered
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Thrombosis: Hemorrhoids are blood vessels and like other veins can sometimes form clots. An external hemorrhoid that doesn't go away or keeps coming back painfully may have a clot. Best to get it checked by your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Dr. Rafael Lugoanswered
General Surgery 30 years experience
Surgical treatment: An external hemorrhoid that hurts or persists is due to a blood clot in it. I would recommend seeing a surgeon and having it drained. If it persists despite that then surgical excision is the best next thing. Also it is important to avoid new ones by changing habits. www.drlugo.com
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 7, 2016
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