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What is a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid?

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A Thrombosed hemorrhoid is a hemorrhoid that has become swollen and inflamed. The hemorrhoidal tissue becomes engorged with blood, which makes hemorrhoids feel firmer than normal. A thrombosed hemorrhoid can be very uncomfortable and painful.

Thrombosed hemorrhoids are caused by external pressure on the rectal veins, often due to constipation or diarrhea. Blood pools in the hemorrhoidal veins when there is pressure against them, causing inflammation. This is one of many types of hemorrhoids that some people develop during their lifetime. It is a specific type that indicates a more severe problem below the surface.

A hemorrhoid that has no connection to deeper tissues or blood vessels can quickly become engorged with blood when constriction occurs around it. Constipation is one cause of pressure against the veins in the anus, and blood pools in this area when there’s pressure, causing inflammation and swelling of the vein lining (known as hemorrhoidal veins.) 

If a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it needs immediate medical attention because it can cause serious problems when left untreated. Without quick relief from a thrombosed hemorrhoid, the hemorrhoidal tissue will die, which is a medical emergency requiring surgery.

 

How Long Does it Take to Cure a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid?

A hemorrhoid that becomes inflamed is called a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid that has no connection to deeper tissues or blood vessels can easily become engorged with blood when constriction occurs around it. Constipation causes pressure against the veins in the anus, which makes hemorrhoidal veins engorged with blood, causing inflammation and swelling.

Thrombosis of hemorrhoids is when they are enlarged and filled with blood. Hemorrhoids need immediate medical attention after becoming thrombosed because, without quick relief, hemorrhoidal tissue will start dying. This is an emergency requiring surgery. 

People hoping for an overnight cure will be disappointed – relief from a thrombosed hemorrhoid takes time and is dependent on a variety of factors, such as what caused it and how long the hemorrhoid has been thrombosed. 

Thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment starts with non-invasive, simple measures like increasing fiber in the diet, drinking more water, using hemorrhoidal creams. 

How do you Relieve Pain from a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid?

There are a few at-home measures people can take to try and get relief from the pain of a thrombosed hemorrhoid. One is to increase fiber in the diet, drink more water, and use hemorrhoidal creams. These may help to soothe hemorrhoids and reduce inflammation

Another measure is to sit in a warm bath for about fifteen minutes several times a day. This may help to reduce the swelling and promote healing. People should avoid sitting for long periods of time, as this will put pressure on hemorrhoids and aggravate the condition. If these measures do not provide relief, people should consult a doctor. 

A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids. If a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it needs immediate medical attention because it can cause serious problems when left untreated. A hemorrhoidectomy is the last resort for a thrombosed hemorrhoid, and it also requires an extended hospital stay after the procedure.

 

Will a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid Go Away?

Some hemorrhoids will go away on their own, but if they are symptomatic (causing pain and bleeding), they need to be treated. If a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it needs immediate medical attention because, without quick relief, hemorrhoidal tissue will start dying, which is a medical emergency requiring surgery.  

Although hemorrhoids can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, they usually go away on their own, as long as they are not thrombosed.

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