So I'm 21 and never had a hemorrhoid before - I'm assuming I got it due to genetics, because my dad had them all the time, and every website I've looked at said that's a huge contributing factor. I'm studying in London for the summer, so I've been doing my best to ignore it in hopes that it will go away (been using lots of preperation H, ibuprofen and cold water bottles on it to make the swelling go down). It's been about a week, and it's still there. Every website I've looked at says I should go to a doctor after a week, and the pain has done nothing but get worse. The whole week it's just looked like a swollen bruise, but now it has a head like a pimple, and I think that's why it's more painful.
To get to the point - should I go to urgent care now? Or should I continue to wait it out? Because I'm not at home, I want to ignore it and keep exploring this cool city, but the pain is so unbearable. I just don't want it to intrude on the plans that I have, because I'm trying to enjoy my time in this city and see and do everything.