Mine popped on its own and I will give my 2 cents on other ppl's. fear! about 3 weeks ago i had felt an interior hemmy. Well, that became an exter. one in no time. Having it feel full and the size of a grape and at times a jelly bean. I was going to go see the doc. about a week ago, wanted to know it was not butt cancer. Not having insurance, I did everything I could to avoid, so I came to the internet and here. I bought witch hazel, prep H and pills that are cayenne/garic. I used all, but the prep H (it seem to irritate it more) I stopp'd after a couple of times. Well, this is going on 3-4 weeks now. But 1st, after the second week, I thought it was going down and possibly away. But late in the week, it started to fill up and get hard (and hurt at times). It seemed to be down in morning and full by night. It felt as it could "POP" anytime, but kept asking myself, where would it pop to? Seemed to be under the skin alittle farther than poppable access. Last night I finely applied ice right to it, before I did the other routine. This morning when I woke, my underwear was wet, IT POPPED finely. It popped from the inner side of the anus. It showed like a blood burger, which was the clot. I held steady, throught the scare, all because of these forums. I ready surgery is horrible, I heard that doc office needle draining is painful. I went natural and today, I am a happy camper. Keep your head up and stay positive. I am going to say 3-6 weeks to heal a "Major" hemmy and when you feel it full to the hurting rim, it is close to popping on its own. Once popped, your body will heal on its own.