More often than not you would be able to treat hemorrhoids and the mild pain and swelling with home remedies and your hemorrhoids could be gone within a week. If it doesn’t go away you should visit your doctor and you might have to take medication or non-surgical or surgical procedures.
You could use over-the-counter medication and item in order to relieve mild pain. Try creams, ointments, suppositories or pads. In these products there is an ingredient, such as witch hazel, hydrocortisone and lidocaine which can improve on pain and itching.
External Hemorrhoid Thrombectomy
It might be the case that a blood clot (thrombosis) has formed in an external hemorrhoid and your doctor can remove the clot by using an incision and draining it. This can give fast relief.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Your doctor might suggest another minimal invasive procedure if you suffer from persistent bleeding and painful hemorrhoids.
- Rubber band ligation — a tiny rubber band is place around the base of an internal hemorrhoid. The cut of circulation causes the hemorrhoid to wither and fall off in a weeks’ time.
- Injection (sclerotherapy) — an injection of chemical solution into the tissue of the hemorrhoid in order to shrink it.
- Coagulation (infrared, laser, or bipolar) — this procedure uses a laser or infrared light or heat in order to harden and shrivel the internal hemorrhoids.
If your hemorrhoids are large or the other treatments have not been successful, your doctor may suggest a surgical procedure.
- Hemorrhoidectomy — this is where the surgeon removes excess tissue in order to remove the hemorrhoid. It can be performed with local anesthetic with a sedative, a spinal anesthetic, or general anesthetic. This is the most effective form of surgical treatment to stop severe or recurring hemorrhoids.
- Stapled hemorrhoidectomy — this is where blood flowing into the hemorrhoidal tissue is blocked and is mostly used for internal hemorrhoids. This procedure is less painful than hemorrhoidectomy.
To Do at Home
For milder pain and swelling, you can normally treat them from home rather than having medication or procedures.
- Soak in warm baths — soak the area in plain warm water for ten to fifteen minutes a couple of times a day.
- Topical treatments — applying over-the-counter creams or suppository that contain hydrocortisone can help.
- Maintain a high fiber diet — to soften your stool and increase the bulk of it eat fruits, veg, and whole grains.
- Good hygiene — make sure to bathe or shower daily to cleanse the skin. Avoid perfumed or alcohol-based wipes.
- Apply cold — ice packs or cold compresses can reduce swelling.
- Oral pain relievers — taking medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.), aspirin, or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) to relieve discomfort temporarily.