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Yes hemorrhoid can swell up outside of the anus and can cause discomfort and pain
Constipation and passing hard stools and staining during bowel movements can make this worse
Softening your stools can help
Also using steroid 1% hydrocortisone creams can help as well on the area to help shrink the hemorrhoid
Have you had problems with hard stools and constipation?