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Hemorrhoids, How Long Do They Last?

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Hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition. They can make life very difficult, but they don’t usually last forever. Here’s what you need to know about treatment and how long they last, depending on the type.

What Are Hemorrhoids? 

These occur when veins in and around your anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed. This may be caused by straining during a bowel movement, pregnancy, too much sitting or standing, heavy lifting, prolonged diarrhea, or constipation – among other things – but the cause is not always clear. Symptoms tend to develop slowly over time as they grow larger.

What  Symptoms To Look For? Hemorrhoids usually don’t cause any  symptoms. Still, as they get more extensive or more complex, they can cause some  symptoms, which include:

– Itching around the anus due to a buildup of mucus and bacteria

– Dull ache in your lower rectum that gets worse after bowel movements

– Bleeding  that is bright red or maroon-colored instead of a dark brown color. Cramps and abdominal pains may accompany this, and sometimes vomiting is severe if bleeding is severe. 

 – A painful lump near your anus, bulging , or blood-streaked mucus you notice on the toilet tissue after wiping

What Are The Different Types Of Hemorrhoids?

 There are two main types of hemorrhoids: internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. You can have both at the same time. If your hemorrhoids are inside your anus, that is referred to as internal . If they are located outside of your anus, that is called external.

How Long Do External Hemorrhoids Last Usually? 

External hemorrhoid usually goes away within about two weeks with proper treatment. However, there are natural remedies for symptoms that you can start today, making them go away faster. If you don’t take hemorrhoid treatment and wait until they rupture, it can take up to 16 weeks for them to go away on their own.

How Long Do Internal Hemorrhoids Last Usually? 

Internal hemorrhoids usually go away within two months with proper  treatment. There are natural remedies that you can start today that will help them go away faster. You can read more about  treatments here, which will help your symptoms feel better quickly.

What Are The Different Types Of Hemorrhoid Treatments?  

treatment will depend on the severity Suppose your piles are still inside your anus, but there is a lot of pain and swelling. In that case, treatment may include suppository or  cream to help relieve  symptoms. You can learn more about treatments here, which will provide you with all the information you need to take care of them– from home remedies to what  surgery does and how it works.

Suppose holes develop in your veins around your anus because of internal or external hemorrhoids. In that case, that could lead to other problems like an infection or skin tags down the road. You can avoid this.

When symptoms become more severe and go beyond uncomfortable to painful, and there is bleeding present, most people choose to see a doctor about treatments. If you want to make the pain go away fast,  surgery is an option for you! Your doctor may prescribe an over-the-counter cream or suppository, which provides quick relief. Still,  treatment options are limited to creams and suppositories which means internal hemorrhoids can’t be treated.

What Is Hemorrhoid Treatment? 

treatment is used when  symptoms become severe and start causing painful symptoms like severe pain during bowel movements or bleeding present. It may involve just some home remedies for hemorrhoids if they are mild or  surgery if they are painful. You can find out more about  treatments here, which will provide you with all the information you need on what is available and how surgery works.

How To Get Rid Of External Hemorrhoids? 

Getting rid of them is possible when you know the right  treatments to use forsymptoms,  prevention tips and when they are severe surgery.

You can make the pain go away fast if you find out what treatments work best for external hemorrhoids. If your symptoms  are mild, you can get rid of them within a month by using a combination of creams and taking care of yourself with treatment at home. If they are more advanced,  surgery may be necessary to remove all your hemorrhoids or help you avoid getting new ones in the future.Ask your doctor about HemWell, an FDA-approved, pain-free treatment that’s permanent.

If your provider doesn’t offer HemWell, we can assist you in finding one that does. Please visit our website to learn more about this life-changing treatment. Learn more about hemorrhoids.