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What causes external hemorrhoids and do they away on their own?

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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pressure

External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end.
Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days.

In brief: Pressure

External hemorrhoids are like varicose veins in your rear end.
Often caused by constipation or straining (like a women having a baby.). Often resolve on their own. Treated by treating the underlying constipation (if present) warm baths, and local creams such as preparation h. Prescription meds are also available. See your family doc if not improving in a few days.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Several causes

External hemorrhoids are skin-covered.
They often result from thromboses (clots) in the hemorrhoid, or from chronic engorgement of the blood vessels, as in pregnancy or with chronic cough or straining at stool. They can become smaller; but once the skin is stretched, they won't go away completely- usually a small skin tag remains.

In brief: Several causes

External hemorrhoids are skin-covered.
They often result from thromboses (clots) in the hemorrhoid, or from chronic engorgement of the blood vessels, as in pregnancy or with chronic cough or straining at stool. They can become smaller; but once the skin is stretched, they won't go away completely- usually a small skin tag remains.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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