How long do internal hemorrhoids last?
I am suffering with achy pain, burning and a little itching just inside my rectum on the left side. It kind of feels like a cut in there - its sore and maybe raw. My bowels are ok, soft stools and no pain or bleeding when i go. i do keep getting a frequent urge to urinate too though dont know if its related. also tailbone, buttock pain but as i have a bad back anyway its hard to tell if its related.
Went to the docs and he said it is an internal hemorrhoid, and gave me procto-something-or-other suppositories to use for 1 week. He said it would go away on its own within 2-3 weeks, and if not to go back for a look with a telescope and a light(?).
So in all i have had this problem for 4 weeks now, and it is NO better than at the start. I am trying horse chestnut tincture and germaloid suppositories and warm baths and ice sometimes, but no change.
This is driving me nuts as i cant sit down, work at a desk or anything, and im quite anxious it is something else more serious than what the doc said as this is not getting better. Is 4 weeks a long time to feel like this? Please help im getting so depressed
Last edited by MoonlightChick; 10-28-2009 at 05:45 AM.