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A 32-year-old male asked:

How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid i got because of preparation for colonoscopy?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Depends how bad ?: Procedure related hemorrhoidal problem usually will resolve in few days to a week . Eat high fibre diet , take stool softeners , and plenty of fluids with local care for faster relief . Speak to your doctor also.
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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids tend to be a recurrent issue. Some will thrombose and become hard but will gradually shrink. See your doctor if you are concerned.
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On average, how long will a hemorrhoid bump take to heal?

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Dr. John Fung
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Thrombosed?: Usually hemorrhoids are soft, but when they clot, or thrombose, they become painful and hard. Since I am not sure what you mean by a "bump", if it does not go away in a couple of weeks with warm baths and local ointments, you may want to see a colorectal or general surgeon to diagnose what the problem might be.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does hemorrhoid take to heal if treat all that causes it?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Get Right Diagnosis: Most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of anus) are soft, squishy tissue that stretch after straining/having a bm: no pain. If a hemorrhoid becomes firm, enlarged, and tender, it may thrombose (clot). This is treated without surgery w/pain meds and time. Any painful anal lump that is present all the time, however, requires medical attention to assure that the right diagnosis & treatment. Good luck!
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Last updated Jul 26, 2019

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