How long does it take to shrink external hemorrhoids?
Posted 4 years ago in Health & Wellness by froggy


This depends on a number of things. Your diet must contnually be high in ruffage to keep the stool soft so as not make the hemorroids worse. Some topical medications, medications applied directly to the hemorrhoids like creams or ointments may take several hours or several days depending on how much straining a person is doing. Sitz baths can also help shrink hemorrhoids. However, these must be done at least 3-4 times a day as directed by either package directions or medical personnel. If any medical concerns arise anywhere in the body, not just hemorrhoids, it always best to seek the advise of your private care physician.

What is Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum. They stretch under pressure and are similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoids are either internal or external. Internal (inside) hemorrhoids develop inside the anus. They are painless and sometimes bleed a lot during bowel movements. They may also protrude during bowel movements. If they protrude from the anal opening and cannot be pushed back, they can cause severe pain.External (outside) hemorrhoids develop under the skin around the anus and can easily be felt or seen as a lump. They bleed when broken by straining, rubbing, or scratching.

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