Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. Discuss topics including external vs. internal hemorrhoids, hemorrhoid bleeding, hemorrhoid creams, symptoms and treatments for hemorrhoids.
My husband found a small bump near his anus - he wasn't sure what it was so he squeezed it. He was unaware at the time it was a hemorrhoid.t didn't burst or anything but now it's gotten larger and hard. I've seen pictures online and it looks just like an external thromboses hemorrhoid, but the lump is not discolored at all. It isn't causing him any pain or discomfort - which I find somewhat strange. I know hemorrhoids aren't a big deal, but he has lupus anticoagulant, so he has been on Warfarin for six years. So I'm wondering if being on blood thinners makes hemorrhoids more dangerous.
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Being on blood thinners does not make hemorrhoids dangerous. But since they were squeezed, the capillaries would have burst, and since he is on blood thinners, the blood would have flowed out freely, causing large blood collection in the hemorrhoid. Thus it appears big. Though not dangerous, hemorrhoids do need treatment. Also since you have not been to a doctor, there is no way to confirm that they are hemorrhoids. The lumps can be a skin mass, a polyp, a rectal mucosal hernia, or even a cancerous growth. So please get proper evaluation. Take care!
35 weeks pregnant with horribly painful thrombosed hemorrhoid
Hi, I'm 35 weeks pregnant and woke up a few days ago with a painful hemorrhoid! My OB says its probably from the pressure of the baby dropping but I'm scared to go to the ER since I've heard how painful getting the clots cut out can be afterwards... It's thrombosed but I'm wondering since I morning on lovanox 140mg blood thinners due to a clot early in my pregnancy will that cause the clot to dissolve on its own if I can deal with this pain?! Please help, I can't sit, sleep, it's soooo painful!!!
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