A 23-year-old male asked:
how long does an internal hemorrhoid last?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rafael Lugo answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Life: Once you have a hermmorrhoid it stays there unless you remove it or get rid of it by banding. It is like a varicose vein in the legs. It may get larger or smaller but stay tgere.
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
Dr. Erik Borncamp answered
24 years experience Wound care
Forever, but...: Hemorrhoids are dilated veins that like varicose veins in legs are stretched out and baggy. They may be stretched beyond repair but that does not mean they are a problem. They become a problem when they become inflamed or clotted. And those flare ups are usually limited to a week or so and resolve with softer bowel movements, creams, etc. If flareups happen too frequently then seek surgery.
Answered on May 11, 2018
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