Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

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.

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Symptoms

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.

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Cause

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.

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Treatment

Treatments for external hemorrhoids are different from those for internal hemorrhoids. Some non-invasive treatments

Surgical treatments for hemorrhoids:
  • Incision over the clot to allow the doctor to squeeze out the clot
  • Full hemorrhoidectomy - removal of the clot and the blood vessels in the hemorrhoid
  • Surgery on thrombosed external hemorrhoids is best performed during the first 72 hours (3 days) after symptoms start. After 72 hours, the pain relief from the surgery may not be greater than the discomfort from the actual surgery.

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