My question is simple: How long are hemorrhoids suppose to last?
I've read that they only last a few days then the swelling goes down and they disappear. They might come back but only swell for a few days at a time. My external hemorroids have been around since before the birth of my son (he's 26 months).
I will say they only swell and become painful with bowel movements but they NEVER disappear completely. Always there.