I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid for the last 2 weeks and its pain had become unbearable yesterday. I requested my doctor’s PA to squeeze me in and he assured that if I do what he says, the hemorrhoid will be gone in 3 days. He asked me to take warm water hip bath with Epsom salt and after the bath I have to place two pillows under my butt so that my butt will be at a higher position than my heart. I have to then put an ice cube over the hemorrhoid and rub the area for around 15-20 minutes. My doctor stressed on the point – to keep my butt raised. It slipped out of my mind to ask him its relevance. Is it really effective as he says? I have done it 3 times today, planning to do 2 more. Does it work? Has anyone else tried this out? Please do let me know… Also, have to ask: has anyone tried popping hemorrhoids like a pimple?