I've been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids that protrude slightly from my anus. My colorectal surgeon recommended rubber band ligation, but I'm interested in natural remedies like a high-fiber diet, sitz baths, and Preparation H. Do you think these methods will eventually make the internal hemorrhoids shrink and retract on their own? How long should I continue with these treatments before expecting significant improvement? It's been nearly two weeks, and while there's some progress, they're still visible. I'm experiencing irritation and a sensation of bulkiness around the affected area, but no bleeding.
Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.
1. Diet and Lifestyle: Maintain your current efforts with dietary changes, hydration, and exercise.
2. Medication Recommendation: I recommend taking Daflon 500mg.
3. Dosage: Daflon should be taken as 2 tablets twice a day orally.
4. Duration: Continue this medication regimen for a period of 14 days.
5. Purpose: Daflon can help alleviate symptoms and support the healing process.