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How is a hemorrhoid with a blood clot treated?

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.

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