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A 44-year-old female asked:

Is there any effective way to treat a bleeding internal hemorrhoid if it can't be banded due to its location and a prior surgery? what would happen if i leave it untreated and let it pass small blood clots everyday. can it eventually heal on its own?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Take a stool softner so that you do not strain when passing stools. Continuous bleeding is bad as it will result anemia. It may heal on its own but it will almost certainly bleed unless its thrombosed
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Dr. Vineeta Gahlawat
General Surgery 15 years experience
Unfortunately hemorrhoids don’t go away on their own but it may stop / slow down bleeding with preventing constipation and straining and use of hemorrhoidal creams. There are other options besides banding and a consultation with a surgeon would be best to discuss so as to avoid recurrence of the issue.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2021


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