Hemorrhoids Treatment Overview
First steps to consider
- Most cases of hemorrhoids can be treated at home.
- You can treat pain and itchiness with OTC hemorrhoid ointments or suppositories that reduce swelling.
- Make changes that help reduce constipation if that’s causing your hemorrhoids.
When you may need a provider
- Hemorrhoids don’t go away in 1–2 weeks, or keep returning.
- Frequent bleeding, trouble sitting, or pain when sitting.
Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Severe bleeding
- Severe Pain
- Feeling faint or lightheaded
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