There are many factors that affect how long it will take for hemorrhoids to heal completely. In some cases, especially severe ones, nothing short of surgery will stop the symptoms from recurring. As long as there is still pressure on the rectal veins, inflammation is more likely, and the itching, pain and tenderness associated with hemorrhoids is more likely to last.
*Most hemorrhoid patients begin feeling relief from their symptoms after two weeks, though this is no guarantee.
*First-time patients tend to heal faster, while those who experience recurring hemorrhoids are likely to experience symptoms for two weeks or longer before the hemorrhoids begin to heal. The worse the condition gets, the longer it will take for them to heal.
*Pregnant women often experience hemorrhoid symptoms as a result of the added weight and pressure on veins in the anal area. It’s possible to temporarily relieve the symptoms, but the hemorrhoids themselves are unlikely to heal until delivery or termination of the pregnancy.
*Small hemorrhoids, whether internal or external, may begin healing within a week. However, if an internal hemorrhoid prolapses (enlarges and protrudes from the rectal area), recovery time may be up to two months. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids may take up to three months to fully heal.
*There are a number of products available that will help speed up the healing of your hemorrhoid symptoms, and the hemorrhoids themselves. These range from topical creams to suppositories, as well as cryotherapy treatments such as Anuice. Anuice reduces swelling in the affected tissue, allowing it to heal faster and speeding your recovery time.