Do Hemorrhoids Go Away On Their Own And Can I Help?

Sometimes hemorrhoids go away on their own.

With proper home treatment, your chance of hemorrhoids going away on their own improves. Hemorrhoids commonly develop as a result of poor toilet habits, notably straining or taking your sweet time on the potty. 

Hemorrhoids are a small problem that can quickly become a big pain

man in pain on the toilet wondering if his hemorrhoids will go away

Unfortunately, most people consider hemorrhoids such an embarrassing problem that they would rather deal with the discomfort than ask a friend for advice or look for information online.

There is no reason to be embarrassed by hemorrhoids and many things you can do at home to help alleviate them. Something as simple as a warm bath can help with hemorrhoids. So keep your hopes up, relief can be had.

Will internal hemorrhoids go away?

Internal hemorrhoids can result when swelling there is swelling in the blood vessels located in the anus. Many people will get internal hemorrhoids and not even feel them, with the only recognizable symptom being some bleeding.

Internal hemorrhoids can and do go away on their own. Unfortunately they can also do the opposite and become worse. You’ll know when this happens because of an increase in pain and discomfort.

What about external hemorrhoids? Will they go away?

As with most health issues, everyone is different. Like internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids can go both ways. With proper care and precautions, you might be able to give you body time to heal on its own.

With external hemorrhoids, you do have the option of visually inspecting them to look for changes and to see if their is any decrease.

If you don’t notice signs of improvement or if things are obviously getting worse, you should seek the advice of a doctor about further options.

There are various kinds of medical procedure that a doctor can tell you more about. If you’re not at that point yet, here are some things you can try at home to help get rid of your pain in the rear.

Tips and Advice to Reduce Hemorrhoid Pain At Home

guy on toilet wondering how to reduce hemorrhoids at home

The FDA estimates 75% of people will experience hemorrhoids in their life.

So don’t let embarrassment about your hemorrhoids keep you from trying to relieve the pain and discomfort. Odds are you know someone else who has had them.

Sit on cushions. Since hemorrhoids are caused by damaged veins, sitting down can create an increase in the throbbing and pain associated with hemorrhoids.

Try to avoid sitting on hard surfaces as much as possible. By sitting on cushions you can alleviate some of the pressure on your rectal area when sitting down. Specially made hemorrhoid cushions are available for hemorrhoid sufferers.

Cold therapy helps to reduce pressure in the veins, alleviating swelling and throbbing. Use hemorrhoid ice packs or cold compress to help to alleviate pain after an injury to your ankle or knee.

Try laying on your stomach with an ice pack placed on the affected region for 20 minutes, repeating as needed.

Hemorrhoid ointments are over-the-counter creams and salves found at just about any grocery store or pharmacy. You might be familiar with the brand Preparation-H. These ointments provide immediate cooling relief and even reduce itching.

The ointments can sometimes encourage hemorrhoids to shrink, which will reduce the severity of the pain associated with the problem.

Use over the counter pain relief. Over the counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen can help reduce the pain and inflammation the accompany hemorrhoids. If the discomfort gets too unbearable, you may want to consider this as an option.

If you are dealing with irregularity, consider taking advantage of a stool softener or probiotic that can improve digestive health.

You can also relieve hemorrhoid pain by taking steps like:

  • Washing yourself thoroughly after using the bathroom
  • Using gentle wet wipes instead of scratchy toilet paper
  • Changing the way that you sit on the toilet, such as using a squatting stool instead of simply sitting on the toilet

As a rule, the more proactive you are about addressing the hemorrhoid pain, the easier the pain is going to be to alleviate.

If you let the hemorrhoids grow out of control, then you may find yourself sidelined and in need of medical attention.

In the most severe cases it is necessary to have hemorrhoids surgically removed, but it can be possible to prevent hemorrhoids from developing to this point by being proactive and taking steps at home to alleviate the pain and preventing hemorrhoids from getting out of hand.

Understanding how you can develop hemorrhoids goes a long way to preventing them. 

Hemorrhoids commonly develop as a result of poor toilet habits, notably straining or taking your sweet time on the potty. Diets low in fiber cause bowel movements to be difficult to pass causing more straining. Consider adding a fiber supplement or foods that are higher in fiber to your diet. 

Obesity is also a known cause, as it places more pressure on your rectum during bowel movements.

Similarly, loose stools and holding the need to go to the bathroom for an extended period of time can also worsen existing hemorrhoids and cause more hemorrhoids to develop.