A 29-year-old female asked:
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Can mild internal (non-prolapsed) hemorrhoids heal on their own using conservative methods such as water and fiber? Or does that just ease symptoms?

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Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience in General Surgery
Yes to both.: Hemorrhoids are a part of normal anorectal anatomy. When they swell, protrude, itch and burn, conservative care is most frequently curative. Sitz baths with Epsom salts 3-6X daily for 15 min each over a 1-2 week period is most helpful. Prevention by avoiding straining at stools with fiber and increased oral water intake is helpful.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

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