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Prognosis for both internal and external haemorrhoids is good. Most haemorrhoids respond well to conservative treatment (diet and medications). Surgery is usually highly successful with a low rate of recurrence of symptoms. Haemorrhoids which develop in pregnancy usually regress spontaneously after childbirth.
Haemorrhoids can be diagnosed clinically based on your medical history and physical exam which includes digital rectal exam and anoscopy. If you are older than 50 years or have a family history of colon cancer or any other risk factor for colon cancer, tests (such as sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema) may be done to confirm the diagnosis of haemorrhoids.