Thrombosed Hemorrhoids Treatment - Study Guide 101

By Ai Qin

A thrombosed hemorrhoid sounds a bit worse than it really is, although sufferers would never want to downplay the pain and agony that they cause. A thrombosis occurs - in any part of the body - when a blood clot develops. In certain areas, a blood clot would require immediate medical attention but when they occur in hemorroidal tissue, the risk of the clot breaking off to travel to vital organs is virtually nil. The clot will usually dissolve itself. Thrombosed hemorrhoids treatment usually includes simple remedies to begin with in order to alleviate the immediate pain and discomfort.

If the pain is severe and need help as soon as possible, try a few over the counter pain relievers. These pain relievers are fast and very effective - they just aren't going to solve the problem long term. They are going to provide some immediate pain relief, however, and that's probably your first concern.

If you happen to have religious or other reasons for not taking any type of medication, you do have some effective alternatives available. First is ice. Apply on for one minute, then off. The numbing sensation will only last a few minutes once you remove the ice for good, but if you are able to continue long enough, the ice will actually help to get the tissue to shrink and recede, reducing the pain.

Hot baths and topical ointments are a close second. The ointments usually contain not only ingredients to help soothe the offending tissue, but medication that will help shrink the tissue. Since the swelling is causing the pain, shrinking the tissue will help reduce the agony.

If thrombosed hemorrhoids seem to be a recurring problem in your life, you may want to have your doctor remove the offending tissue. This can sometimes be done at your doctor's office, or for more involved or non-strategically placed hemorrhoids, he may recommend outpatient surgery. In any event, there is some post surgical discomfort and a bit of recovery time. In other words, this is not lunch time surgery.

If surgery is recommended, just rest assured that this is indeed a long term solution and whatever discomfort you endure will all be worth it in, well, "the end". - 30540

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