I had an external hemorrhoid for a long time that my doctor told me I had to have surgery on. I really didnt want to have surgery so I searched online for the best hemorrhoid treatment I could find. I learned that things like straining on the toilet and eating more fruits and vegatables could help. So, I opted to do these things and I drank more water and my hemorrhoids got better. I ordered a hemorrhoid natural remedy thing from http://www.hemrid.com and my problem went away within a week. I really do appreciate the advice from doctors but sometimes its good to realize they may not have all the answers and that yor gut instinct may be best. Hope this helps someone out.