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How Long Does It Take For An External Hemorrhoid To Go Away On Its Own
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
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
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.
Are there any pulmonary concerns i should have while waiting for a thrombosed external hemorrhoid to go away? thromboembolism? It has began to shrink.
No: Unless you have a clotting disorder there is no reason you should be concerned for thromboembolism to the lungs after a thrombosed hemorrhoid. ...Read more
34 y/o with 2 kids born in the last 4yr w/external hemorrhoid. Will this go away on its own or do I need to visit a doc and what type doc?
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
Few days: You are referring to ext. Hems. Which thrombose (clot) from blood slowing down as it traverses the hem. Vein it is going thru as you strain to have a bm or go too often with loose stools. Once the blood clots in the vein it swells and hurts and sometimes it bursts open and bleeds on its own or the doctor opens it to get the clot out and reduce the swelling and pain lasting a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having back, stomach, and I also have a external hemorrhoid that want go away! I really need to know what's going on?
Had external hemorrhoid for about 2 yrs now. I use witch hazel.Is there anything else I can do to make it go away without surgery? Any daily routine?
I have an external hemorrhoid, and I've been squeezing it hard between my fingers for a few minuets at a time, and it takes down the swelling, and har?
I've had an external hemorrhoid about size of a small grape for 3 weeks. There is no pain or bleeding. Is it dangerous? Will it go away on it's own?
Not dangerous: But if it does not resolve on its own it should be checked ma need a medication or. Lancing to remove clot. ...Read more
External hemorrhoid right outside anus, it's not hard & no pain, but bleeds.Been there a long while.Over the counter treatments for it please?
Treat constipation: For hemorrhoids i would use a stool softener to keep stools runnier. Also, it will decompress the bowel and allow the hemorrhoids to start to shrink. I would use any over the counter hemorrhoid medication. They all work reasonably well. Finally, i would use a step stool in the bathroom to keep knees above hips while on the toilet to minimize straining. ...Read more
I think my external hemorrhoid ruptured. It looks black and blood consistently coming out. Looks like open wound. How long before its stops bleeding?
Care of hemorrhoids: I agree about likely rupture. Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, laxatives to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, ) and hygiene (shower, hair dryerdryer daily). Surgery when above fails. Ok to see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCP sliced external hemorrhoid to relieve pressure. How long before the lump disappears? Feels better but that grape is annoying.
I think I have an external hemorrhoid but it doesn't hurt much. How do I prevent it from becoming thrombosed though? Can I take aspirin?(on my period)
Not much: Symptomatic external hemorrhoids are large and very painful, occasional bleeding; the pain will be so intense that you may have to see a surgeon or go to the ER. If it doesn't hurt much avoid constipation by eating more fiber and drinking plenty of water, do warm sits bath 3 times a day follow by hemorrhoid cream after each bath and after each BM. Avoid hot spicy foods too. ...Read more
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