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.
I've been informed by a specialist that my hems are not severe enough to warrant a hemorrhoidectomy, but every few months I am dealing with the annoying symptoms and to make matters worse, they always appear as thrombosed. I have a couple questions I was hoping you all could answer for me:
(1) I've read that thrombosed external hems typically go away on their own after 1-2 weeks. Why then, in my case, do I still have a small hard pebble (clot) under the skin after many months?
(2) I've also read that you must see a doctor within 72 hours to effectively deal with/remove a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Why is that the case? It's been months, and mine is still here. Can the clot still be removed?
Thanks in advance. Really looking forward to some feedback.
If the hemorrhoids are already thrombosed , resulting in bleeding, enlargement, pain, and difficulty in moving the bowels, then manual reduction will not help and surgical excision would be the best treatment. In the meantime, you can do hot sitz bath by sitting on a shallow bucket with hot water three times a day. Other treatment options includes sclerotherapy, rubber band ligation, cryosurgery or Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy. Please consult a surgeon and get it evaluated.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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