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How To Tell If A Hemorrhoid Is Thrombosed?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

When a blood clot forms within a hemorrhoid, the hemorrhoid is known to be thrombosed. When your hemorrhoid does become thrombosed, your already painful hemorrhoid can become even more painful. Tears may come to your eyes as you strain to pass stool, stand, or sit. There is a treatment option for you that does not involve surgery for your thrombosed hemorrhoids.

Typically, prolapsed internal hemorrhoids or external hemorrhoids are more susceptible to becoming thrombosed. This is because as they sit outside the anus, blood has more of a tendency to pool within the hemorrhoid. External hemorrhoids thrombose more often than internal, because internal hemorrhoids rarely get so bad that they thrombose. Most often, prolapsed internal hemorrhoids can be pushed back inside the anus with your fingers.

You will recognize a thromobosed hemorrhoid as a firm and tender pea-sized mass around the anus. Symptoms of a thrombosed hemorrhoid are most commonly severe pain and the round, firm lump around the anus. These little buggers really hurt. If you do not alleviate your constipation or the cause your hemorrhoids, you will most likely have a very difficult time getting rid of your hemorrhoid.

Once you suffer from hemorrhoids, you are much more prone to recurrences. This is because they are very tricky to get rid of unless you have the right treatment. Often times, the symptoms of hemorrhoids will initially subside making you believe that you have finally rid yourself of a real pain in the butt. Unfortunately, the next time you suffer strain when producing stool you will notice the symptoms have returned.

If you're still in great pain after more than a few days when you've been treating your thrombosed hemorrhoids at home, then it is wise to seek medical help. There are surgical and minimally invasive hemorrhoids procedures to cure your hemorrhoids. Surgery is often a last resort if all other thrombosed hemorrhoids treatment have failed.



Dec 17, 2010 4:27pm
Awesome article! Great natural flow and touch of humor that made the article an easy, quick read. They ARE a pain. I'd add that sometimes bright red blood is present as well, sometimes from these or **** fissures that occur w/them and the oh-so-painful constipation.

It's amazing that with all the different types of medications available that a better treatment for constipation isn't on the market. Fiber is fine and drinking water, but medication induced constipation is so hard to move, to get rid of completely. Too many people suffer because they're embarrassed to go to the doc (or can't for insurance reasons). I heard that you can't save your butt and your face at the same time. Perhaps it was for this very topic!
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