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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can i get hemorrhoids to go away?

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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 extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet.
Dr. Thomas Facelle
General Surgery 43 years experience
Hemorrhoid ointment: Avoid constipation, drink more water, stool softeners.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can hemorrhoids go away by themselves?

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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 fruit juices colace (docusate sodium) or senekot. When you have taken the pressure off of these stretched veins long enough, they shrink again.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if hemorrhoids go away by themselves?

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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 rule out colorectal cancer.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long would it take until my hemorrhoids go away?

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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 symptoms are really bad. Preventing constipation can help releive symptoms greatly.
A 38-year-old member asked:

For what length of time do hemorrhoids take to go away?

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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 help. How long, it if you can do these things, it might be shorter than if you did not.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Will hemorrhoids ever go away completely?

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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.

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