Before one can discuss thrombosed hemorrhoids, there needs to be a short discussion
on what exactly hemorrhoids are and what its types are.
First of all, hemorrhoids are basically is an inflammation (or swelling) of the veins
in the area of the anus and / or the rectum. These inflammation or swellings are
caused by an increase in the pressure on these veins, either due to the added stress
caused by constipation or diarrhea, or a whole range of other reasons.
In terms of types, there are two; external and internal hemorrhoids, basically named
due to where they grow; either outside or inside the anus respectively.
Both these hemorrhoids usually go away on their own but there are some instances
when these hemorrhoids develop complications. One such complication for the external
hemorrhoid is the thrombosed hemorrhoid.
What Are Thrombosed Hemorrhoids?
Usually, external hemorrhoids give a small amount of discomfort to the people suffering
from it. But there are instances when people develop what is called a thrombosed
hemorrhoid that usually increases the amount or intensity of the pain being felt.
There are some instances where the intensity of the pain is so severe that defecating
or even, merely sitting in a flat surface is unbearable (or at least incredibly painful).
Ways To Get Rid Of Thrombosed Hemorrhoids
Thrombosed Hemorrhoids, as was said early, can resolve themselves but sometimes,
waiting for it to take care of itself and leave on its own is simply not an option
(either it is just too uncomfortable or it will take too long too wait).
In these instances, there are ways to get rid of these irritations or at least, make
them bearable until it goes away:
• One can use ointments and topical creams to help shrink the hemorrhoids. Creams
that include an ingredient called lydocane can also lessen the pain felt since lydocane
is an effective pain killer.
• If one wants to soothe the pain, one can also draw a hot bath (bath tub preferably).
Not only will this lessen the pain, it will also help in cleaning the area where
the thrombosed hemorrhoid is, without excessive stress or pressure that might cause
it to rupture.
Those who opt to have surgery can get one of two; one that is simple or one that
is thorough. Both of which have their pros and cons. For the simple surgery, the
hemorrhoid is simply drained, thus, recovery time is very short but chances of the
hemorrhoids returning are also quite high.
For the more thorough one, the hemorrhoid will be completely removed, making the
chances of the problem returning very small. But recovery time is also longer since
this might require stitches. What ever treatment is decided on, consultation with
a doctor is still advised as this will help in properly treating the problem.
These thrombosed hemorrhoids are complications of an external hemorrhoid, and usually
develop when external hemorrhoids develop blood clots. These types of hemorrhoids
are more severe and can lead to more serious complications if not dealt with properly.
These thrombosed hemorrhoids usually resolve themselves but it is still a good idea
to get them checked if they persist for more than a few days or weeks, especially
when the pain becomes too much too handle.