For internal hemorrhoids, suppositories can help with relieving some of the symptoms. A suppository is a type of medication, usually in a round or bullet shape, that is inserted into the anus. Suppositories can help with relieving swelling, pain, and discomfort in people with internal hemorrhoids.
However, over-the-counter medication is usually ideal for mild symptoms. For people with severe hemorrhoid pain, other forms of treatment might be required.
Rubber band ligation
Rubber band ligation is a form of treatment wherein very small rubber bands are used to tie off the hemorrhoids. This is usually done on smaller internal hemorrhoids.
The rubber bands used essentially cut off blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and fall off within a few days. The band and the hemorrhoid are usually passed along with your stool.
For larger hemorrhoids, the procedure might need to be repeated, to make sure that all of the hemorrhoids are dealt with. One advantage of this procedure over surgery is that people recover faster and with less discomfort.