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How long the external hemorrhoids swelling last?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Aranson
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In brief: A few days to 2 week

A couple of days to 2 weeks the swelling should start to recede.

In brief: A few days to 2 week

A couple of days to 2 weeks the swelling should start to recede.
Dr. Andrew Kramer
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