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How long does an internal hemorrhoid last?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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How long do hemorrhoids last?

How long do hemorrhoids last?

H veins vs. 'rrhoids: Hemorrhoidal veins are normal. But most people use the term hemorrhoids to indicate they've got problem(s). Some problems wax and wane; others need therapy (topical meds to coagulation, banding or surgery). ...Read more

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How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

How long do treated hemorrhoids last for?

Variable: It really depends on maintaining bowel habit modifications.Good results can last several years if constipation is avoided.Those with familial tendencies may need retreatments sooner.Office methods have excellent long term results, avoiding surgical recovery time. ...Read more

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I have a few questions on hemorrhoids: how long do they last?

I have a few questions on hemorrhoids: how long do they last?

Depends: Hemorrhoids are veins that can become irritated with constipation or straining on the toilet. As long as the irritant affects the hemorrhoids is how long they may be symptomatic. Avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber ( fruits, vegetables, metamucil). ...Read more

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I had a blod clot removed from hemorrhoid today and it is swollen worse than when it started is this normal, and how long should it last

Yes, surgical trauma: does cause swelling which can last for uptp a couple of weeks, BUT it does reduce with passage of time. Do take th emeds your Surgeon gave you. A Heating pack or an Ice pack would also help. KMAke sure you have looser stools by taking laxatives or stool softners regularly. NSAIDS help with reducing the pain and inflammation, so use them regularly. If getting worse check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long do postpartum hemorrhoids last ?

How long do postpartum hemorrhoids last ?

Varies : It is different for everybody but as the intra-abdominal pressure is getting back to normal, venous congestion in hemorrhoids will also get back to normal. Ongoing, consipatipn can add to this problem, however. Eating high fiber, drinking lots of water, sitz bath can all help. ...Read more

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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

Hemorrhoid pain: External hemorrhoids thrombose (blood clotting in them) causing stretching of the tissue and pain. If nothing is done, the swelling and pain can last up to 2 weeks. Softening stool, preventing loose stools, sitz baths, and healing ointments (not prep-h) help relieve the pain. Opening the hem and extracting the clots of blood will also shorten the recovery. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding with internal hemorrhoids last?

How long does bleeding with internal hemorrhoids last?

Time works but...: Bleed usually resolves in a few days. Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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How long do hemorrhoids typically last (after getting them during labour)?

How long do hemorrhoids typically last (after getting them during labour)?

Variable: This is a common finding after delivery and resolution time is variable. They may remain and become symptomatic, leading to a decision for hemorrhoidectomy. There are prescription meds that contain topical steroids that can control these. ...Read more

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Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Have perfect diet/exercise. For last 6 weeks am STRAINING to #2: Still going daily but now separate hard lumps. No other symptoms. Hemorrhoid? Cancer?

Bowl movement: Straining. Please start w/seeing your doc. A food plan that worked earlier may not be as good now. Doc may refer you to a GI doc. When medical condition is ruled out or identified consider seeing a nutritionist. Please don''t let your mind run away w/frightening diagnoses. They are VERY low on the scale of probabilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more