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This article was published on January 15, 2014, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
How long a hemorrhoid lasts depends on the type of hemorrhoid (internal or external) and how serious it is, as well as the type of treatment being used (if any). While minor hemorrhoids sometimes go away on their own, if your hemorrhoids are causing discomfort or pain, they might be severe enough to stick around for a while. Often, the only way to get rid of hemorrhoids is with a treatment like the CRH O’Regan System. But since the length of time a hemorrhoid lasts varies from person to person, your first step is to talk to a doctor. Once you know the type and severity of the hemorrhoids, you and your doctor can determine the fastest road to getting rid of them for good.
Some small hemorrhoids that form and are immediately treated with home or over-the-counter remedies can disappear within a couple of weeks, however, the number of symptoms and their severity can get worse with time. A sitz bath can address symptoms, and creams or wipes containing witch hazel will often provide relief (however too much wiping can also cause irritation). Even eating high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of fluids will reduce flare-ups. Unfortunately, these remedies only soothe hemorrhoid symptoms temporarily. Most hemorrhoids, whether minor or severe, will usually return a few weeks later. And for many people with hemorrhoids, flare-ups can get slightly worse every time – each one lasting anywhere from weeks to months.
As stated above, how long a hemorrhoid will last depends on the person. But if your hemorrhoids are causing noticeable discomfort, chances are they won’t fully go away without a doctor-administered treatment like the CRH O’Regan System. Contact a physician in your area for more information about lasting hemorrhoids and treatment options.