Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anal or rectal area. About 50 million Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, many are above the age of 50. 

Duration of Hemorrhoids

One of the most common questions of those with hemorrhoids is how long do these swollen veins last?

For some people, the symptoms of hemorrhoids may clear up o after a few days. However, in other cases, the painful symptoms will persist and continue long term. That’s because once a hemorrhoid occurs, unless it is treated at the source the swollen vein never completely goes away. It can continue to flare up and be a regular occurrence. 

If you have hemorrhoids that have become a regular occurrence, it’s best to see a hemorrhoid specialist to treat the source of hemorrhoid.

Your risk of having recurring hemorrhoids increases with the following factors:

  • Lack of or very low fiber in the diet
  • Being sedentary
  • Obesity 
  • Pregnancy
  • Constant constipation or diarrhea
  • Abusing or overusing enemas or laxatives

Treating Hemorrhoids

There are several treatment options for recurring hemorrhoids. At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, in Knoxville, we offer non-surgical infrared coagulation to quickly and painlessly shrink and destroy the hemorrhoid with warm bursts of light. Depending on the severity of the hemorrhoid, a series of brief treatments over several months is usually recommended. The procedure is covered by most insurance. 

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, you can make an appointment by calling our confidential Hemorrhoid Hotline at (865) 588-9952 or submit a request online via this form.