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Is an external prolapse hemorrhoids a medical emergency?

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Dr. Steven Hill answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

No necessarily: Prolapsed or external hemorrhoids are not an emergency - although thrombosed hemorrhoids may be extremely painful and might require incision and drainage. You should have these evaluated to make sure that they are indeed hemorrhoids. A variety of otc and prescription treatments are available.

Answered 2/20/2017

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Maybe: If very painful then may need to see surgeon or go to emergency room to lance the clotted vein. Or you can try over the counter meds like steroid suppositories to help you feel better.

Answered 2/28/2019

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