In some hemorrhoids that develop around your anus, blood can collect and form clots. Intense pain is often the result. Warm baths, witch hazel compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used to relieve the pain. The clots will usually go away on their own in 4 to 6 weeks. If the pain is too severe to wait, however, your doctor can make simple incisions to get rid of the clots.
- Q How can I relieve the acute pain of hemorrhoids?
- Q How do medications treat hemorrhoids?
- Q Can over-the-counter hemorrhoidal ointments be used long-term?
- Q What kind of surgery can help for painful, bleeding hemorrhoids?
- Q Can a hemorrhoidectomy cause complications?
- Q How can I treat hemorrhoids during pregnancy?