Being told you have thrombosed hemorrhoids aftera visit to a doctor may have you really worried or maybe you think that you are all alone in the world with this diagnosis, but this is not the case. You may not know this but everyone has what are essentially blood filled sacs that line the passage of the anal canal to make passing stool easier.
When the hemorrhoidal sacs are stretched or enlarged in any way they are called hemorrhoids. While hemorrhoids are quite common, some hemorrhoids actually develop blood clots inside of them, and then they are known as thrombosed external hemorrhoids. Not all hemorrhoids are thrombosed hemorrhoids, whether internal or external.
Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Treatment
A hemorroid may become compacted with blood, blood goes in, but not as much can get out, causing massive swelling and pain in the end. If a blood clot then forms in the hemroid, then this is what is defined as a ” thrombosed hemroid “.
Thrombosis literally means blood clot.
When you get a thrombosed hemroid, you have a clot of blood stuck in the hemroid itself, and it can either partially OR completely block blood flow both in and out. The big cause of thrombosed hemroids appears to be reduced blood flow, as the reduced blood flow allows the blood flow to slow and or be still for a while, which is conducive to clotting occurring.
Thrombosed hemorrhoids have different treatment options than those that are internal. Most doctors will give their patients the ability to wait it out for a few weeks. Many times, if you give the body a change, it will reabsorb the blood in the hemorrhoids and the problem will take care of itself. If you have internal thrombosed hemorrhoids this will not be an option as surgery is required. However, most doctors will recommend having thrombosed hemorrhoids removed as they can cause complications and make life uncomfortable.
Thrombosed external hemorrhoids are usually very sore and tender and it can make living with hemorrhoids most difficult. Most people don’t know that their hemorrhoids have become thrombosed and there is no clear reason why some people’s hemorrhoids become thrombosed and why other’s do not. Healthy people often develop thrombosed hemorrhoids, so this is not something that just affects those that are in poor health or even those of a certain age range.
Thrombosed hemorrhoids that are treated by the doctor making an incision over the clot and squeezing the clot out. Unfortunately, many people have to have this done several times and the pain associated with the process can be excruciating. Most doctors do not choose to use this procedure for just that reason. Most doctors today choose to remove the clot as well as the blood vessels in the hemorrhoid so that the clot cannot reform, resulting in a permanent resolution of the problem hemorrhoid. The best thing you can do is treat your hemorroids before they have a chance to get to this stage.