Can You Remove a Hemorrhoid at Home?


The painful nature of hemorrhoids can feel intimidating to remove yourself. However, some might find the condition too embarrassing to reach out for hemorrhoid removal from a doctor.

Hemorrhoids is a common condition with varying severity that is treatable enough to deal with on your own. 

Below we have outlined how you can safely remove hemorrhoids from the comfort of your home. 

What Kind of Hemorrhoid is it?

Before you start to remove your hemorrhoid, it’s best to understand what kind you are dealing with. 

Generally, hemorrhoids are known for causing swollen and irritated blood veins or vessels around your anus and lower rectum. This results in intense pressure that becomes quickly  painful for those who suffer from it. 

However, hemorrhoids can occur either externally or internally. 

Internal Hemorrhoids 

These hemorrhoids can be found inside your anus. Telltale signs you might have this one in particular is finding blood in your stool, after wiping, or in the toilet bowl. In addition, painless bleeding during bowel movements. 

In some instances, the hemorrhoid will push through the anal opening (known as a prolasped or portruding hemorrhoid) that leads to pain and irritation. When they bulge out from the opening, they look like bumps that are pinker than around the area. These hemorrhoids have the capacity to go away on their own or even be gently pushed back into place.

External Hemorrhoids 

When it comes to external hemorrhoids, they are found under the skin around your anus accompanied with a few distinct symptoms.

You could have a external hemorrhoid if you’re dealing with the following:

  • Itching or irritation in your anal region
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Swelling around your anus
  • Bleeding

Usually either hemorrhoid can go away within a couple of days. Yet dealing with the pain and discomfort will want you to speed up the process. 

How To Remove Hemorrhoids?

Thankfully, both internal and external hemorrhoids can be treated in the same way.

Here a few remedies to consider: 

A Sitz Bath – You can relieve itchiness and irritation by filling up your tub with approximately four inches of warm water and sitting in it for approximately 15 minutes. Gently dry yourself – if you rub the area it will exacerbate the hemorrhoid.

Over-the-Counter Products – These are literally made for cases of hemorrhoid flare ups. Hemorrhoid creams help shrink inflamed tissue and relieve itching as well.Additionally, any suppository containing hydrocortisone can help with comfort and soothe. 

Have More Fibre – The root of hemorrhoid issues comes from constipation resulting in unnecessary strain. There are many ways you can get fibre. Foods rich in fibre like beans, broccoli, avocados, etc will help make digestion easier and therefore, result in less straining when passing stools. If you’re lacking in foods rich in fibres, then you can always opt for fibre supplements. 


Award-winning, innovative and passionate, N.A. Hemorrhoids Centre is a hemorrhoid clinic in Calgary offering reliable hemorrhoid treatment. As hemorrhoid specialists, we can treat anal fissures, anal fistulas, anal abscesses, anal itching and more. As a naturopathic hemorrhoid clinic with an international reach, our services are the right solution to treat your sensitive and uncomfortable concerns. Contact us today at 403-796-7551 for more information or to book your appointment.