Thrombosed Hemorrhoids - when normally-occurring blood-filled sacs that cushion the passage of stool through the anal canal become stretched and enlarged, they are called hemorrhoids. There are two types of hemorrhoids - external and internal. They can bleed and cause bloody stools or blood to appear on the toilet paper, but are not life-threatening. External hemorrhoids can develop blood clots (thrombosed hemorrhoids) and become very tender.
Typical symptoms of thrombosed hemorrhoids are anal pain, pain when walking, sitting or passing of stool. Bloody stool or toilet paper are also symptomatic of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids can occur during or after pregnancy, after long periods in a seated position, or straining from constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids can also appear from weakened blood vessels or other forms of anal irritation.
Treatments for external hemorrhoids are different from those for internal hemorrhoids. Some non-invasive treatments