How Can I Get Rid of Hemorrhoid Pain?

  • Medical Author:
    Dennis Lee, MD

    Dr. Lee was born in Shanghai, China, and received his college and medical training in the United States. He is fluent in English and three Chinese dialects. He graduated with chemistry departmental honors from Harvey Mudd College. He was appointed president of AOA society at UCLA School of Medicine. He underwent internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Ask the experts

I have severe pain and hemorrhoids. I even have trouble walking, what can I do to help the pain and get rid of my hemorrhoids?

Doctor's response

Treatment of a hemorrhoid (a hemorrhoid is an enlarged vein in the anal canal) is not urgent unless there is a blood clot in the hemorrhoid (thrombosis) causing inflammation. When clots and inflammation occur, the hemorrhoid becomes very painful. Sitting in a warm tub may be helpful, but the fastest and most successful therapy is evacuation of the clot. This is done by a physician with local anesthesia and a small incision over the hemorrhoid which permits the removal of the clot.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
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"Treatment of hemorrhoids"
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