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

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

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! ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

Can you tell me how long does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

Hard to say: What some people call an external hemorrhoid is actually a skin tag. When a hemorrhoid (vein in the rectum) becomes distended, it can distend external skin. This sometimes shrinks back down, but sometimes leaves redundant skin that remains. If the external swelling is recent, it should shrink down as much as it is going to within 2-3 months at the most. ...Read more

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How long will my hemorrhoid take to heal after rubber band ligation?

How long will my hemorrhoid take to heal after rubber band ligation?

Depends: Depends on size number and exact location but in general you may have some initial rectal pressure for a few hours, some very mild discomfort for a few days, with perhaps some miminal bleeding, though. Many patients experience essential no symptoms especially for internal hemorrhoids further inside. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoid and if I leave all that causes it how long will it take to heal?

What causes hemorrhoid and if I leave all that causes it how long will it take to heal?

Hemmproids: There a a few causes of hemmiroids. They include straining from chronic constipation, child birth, etc. Usually treated conservatively with steroid creams, may need surgery if chronic or hirt really bad despite trying the cream for a while. Can go away usually week or so. But may persist. ...Read more

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On average, how long should it take for an internal hemorrhoid to heal with a rectal ointment?

On average, how long should it take for an internal hemorrhoid to heal with a rectal ointment?

Depends: It depends on your definition of "heal". Avoiding constipation with hi fiber diet, lots of fluids, stop reading on the toilet, many if not all of your symptoms will resolve relatively shortly. A formal hemorrhoid surgery done by an experienced surgeon should resolve the problem permanently and the will not come back. But try conservative management before going the surgical route. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a hemorrhoid bump take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Can you tell me how long it should take for my hemorrhoid to heal without cream?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How long do external hemorrhoids take to heal?

How'd you get them?: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Too many variables here to know... ...Read more

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How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?

Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more

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How to heal internal hemorrhoids-with which medicine, cream? It's beginning phase of internal hemorrhoids. How long would it take this condition to heal

How to heal internal hemorrhoids-with which medicine, cream? It's beginning phase of internal hemorrhoids. How long would it take this condition to heal

Internal Hemorrhoid: If you have internal hemorrhoid, be sure you do not strain during bowel movement and avoid hard stool. Adequate hydration and eat high fiber diet. Can also take fiber supplement to keep stool soft. Avoid using soap to clean perianal area, this can dry out skin and makes hemorrhoids worse. ...Read more

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My job requires me to walk long distances every day and I have an external hemorrhoid. Will it heal? I can't take time off work.

It depends: What kind of problems are you having with it? As a rule, external hemorrhoids don't go away on their own. But if they are not causing problems with pain or bleeding, nothing needs to be done about them. ...Read more

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How long do Hemorrhoids (Internal) take to heal? I had itching recently, and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much

Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using any prescription like Proctofoam HC right now to bring relief, that will get you through this healing. However, the best advice is to do regular exercise like walking, eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough liquids, and not holding your stool in, and pooping at least 2 to 3 times a day. This would help in your preventive efforts. ...Read more

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Ext hemorrhoid, pain level 3-4. Started 1 week back. Taking 1 advil (200mg) & 2 dulcolax (100mg) daily. He need to see a doctor? How long it takes to heal?

Ext hemorrhoid, pain level 3-4. Started 1 week back. Taking 1 advil (200mg) & 2 dulcolax (100mg) daily. He need to see a doctor? How long it takes to heal?

See a doc: External horehound can be thrombosed or contains clot which hurts a lot. Usually subsides in about two weeks. See a doctor to make sure that is what it is b. ...Read more

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How much time does an external hemorrhoid take to heal?

Depends on type: There are different type of hemorrhoidectomies. The traditional type will take 4-6 weeks of pain especially when having a bowel movement. While the minimally invasive Staple hemorrhoidectomy is painless and done as out patient. The laser or infra-red spot welding usually not painful nor is the rubber banding for the internal hemorrhoid only. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hemorrhoid to get better?

Depends on symptoms: Hemorrhoids are a normal part of our body, we are born with 3 with an external and internal component. First, never assume anorectal problems are due to hemorrhoids, should get checked. Outside component causes irritating symptoms like itching burning stinging and swelling. Inside part can cause painless red bleeding and protrusion. With sitz bath and topical steroid should improve within week ...Read more

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How long does it take for an internal hemorrhoid to go away?

Depends on Diagnosis: We have 1 word for butt pain: hemorrhoids! Real hems are varicose/enlarged blood vessels in anal canal=internal or skin=external. They don't hurt unless they clot="thrombosed." hems never go away -- they are an enlarged vein! Clots in them dissolve in 2-4 weeks. Soak your butt in hot bath tub for relief, use advil, and keep stool soft with miralax (polyethylene glycol). See a doc, tho to be sure right diagnosis! ...Read more

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For what length of time do hemorrhoids take to heal?

For what length of time do hemorrhoids take to heal?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. The veins may become less irritated by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods. ...Read more

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How long would it take until my hemorrhoids go away?

How long would it take until my hemorrhoids go away?

They won't: Surgery or ligation/ banding are the only options for permanent removal; however this is only recommended after trying other rx, & only if the symptoms are really bad. Preventing constipation can help releive symptoms greatly. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for hemorrhoids to go away?

How long does it usually take for hemorrhoids to go away?

Hemorrhoids: Are normal vascular structures inside the rectum (internal) and surrounded the outside of the anus (external) depending which are involved and what your symptoms are will determine the treatment and length of time you will suffer with them. Sometimes external skintags after pregnancy and long labor are mistakenly referred to as hemorrhoids. They are not but rather residual skin tags. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for hemorrhoids to clear?

Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids, a dilation/swelling of venous tissue around rectum. Non operative treatment is recommended, a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. Post surgery recovery is several weeks. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for hemorrhoids to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for hemorrhoids to go away?

They won't: Hemorrhoids will not spontaneously regress, however you can avoid constipation and maintain good bowel habits to reduce the symptoms. Over the counter medications like preparation h can help too. ...Read more

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How long are hemorrhoids supposed to take to go away? Please help.

Need to be managed: They may never go completely away, but proper management by keeping your bms soft and regular by increasing fiber in your diet, warm soaks, avoid straining, and use of topical creams - can keep the symptoms minimal. Have them checked to make sure they are hemorrhoids and not something else. Be well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an external hemorrhoid to resolve / go away?

Difficult to say: External hemorrhoid can persist for a long time, and they are usually asymptomatic except for the fact it is there. Leave it alone if it doesn't bother otherwise a surgeon can excise it under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can you take fargelin for hemorrhoids, and how long does it take to work?

Perhaps?: There are internet reports of this herbal therapy giving relief from hemorrhoids. Herbs and such are not fda regulated and one must use caution and make judicious choices when using such treatments. Perhaps you should see an expert in the treatment of hemorrhoids, a colorectal surgeon? There are many treatments for hemorrhoids. Get a check up if your can. May not be hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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How long does it take hemorrhoid band ligation to start working and helping?

How long does it take hemorrhoid band ligation to start working and helping?

Couple weeks: Even though tissue and the band fall off with in 48 hrs or so, the results may take couple weeks to show. Also, most doctors will not do all hemorrhoids at once- too dangerous, so may need to repeat the procedure couple of times as well. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for internal hemorrhoids to go away?

1-2 weeks: I assume we are not talking about after hemorrhoid surgery...If you have aggravated internal/external hemorrhoids, treatments such as stool softeners, fiber therapy, Hydrocortisone foam and sitz baths with epsom salts 4-8 times daily, relieves most hemorrhoidal crises within 1-2 weeks, or less if not severe. ...Read more

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About how long will a hemorrhoid take to go away when using preparation h?

About how long will a hemorrhoid take to go away when using preparation h?

It depends: Some patients present with complaints of hemorrhiods and they may have something as minimal as skin tags or something as bad as a neoplasm. The vast majority will have :fissures, thrombosed external hemorrhiods, prolapsed internal hemorhriods with either itching or bleeding. Prep -h may help with these but may not other times. If persist rec see a dr. ...Read more