The duration of hemorrhoids varies from person to person and depends on several factors, such as the severity of the condition, the type of hemorrhoids, and the individual’s overall health. In general, hemorrhoids can last for a few days to several weeks.
External hemorrhoids can take up to two to three weeks to heal on their own, while internal hemorrhoids may take longer, up to four to six weeks. However, if the hemorrhoids are severe or persist for longer than a few weeks, it is important to seek medical attention.
To help alleviate symptoms and promote healing, it is important to maintain good hygiene, avoid straining during bowel movements, and take measures to reduce constipation. Over-the-counter medications and creams may also help to ease symptoms.