Overview of Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids
Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

Mesoth.net - It might be frightening to think that simple symptoms such as hard stools, constipation, and strained bowel movements can lead to much more serious conditions such as chronic and severe thrombosed hemorrhoids.

Thrombosed Hemorrhoids – What Are They?

Thrombosed hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are external hemorrhoids that lie outside of the anal region.  Hemorrhoids that develop inside the rectal wall are referred to as internal hemorrhoids.  But because thrombosed hemorrhoids are a worse kind of external hemorrhoid, they lie at the lower end of the rectum, or the anus.

Thrombosed hemorrhoids are composed of a great number of veins that lie under the skin at the opening of the anus.  If the external hemorrhoid forms a blood clot, the anus opening can get inflamed and a painful lump will form.

Most symptoms are formed by these external piles.  The painful symptoms include itching, burning, and bleeding.  Blood in the stool or in the toilet paper are indications that you may have stools.  These symptoms should be taken as signs that the hemorrhoids have worsened and that proper treatment should be taken.

Because hemorrhoids could potentially cause major blood loss, it’s important to treat them as soon as they are diagnosed.  Thrombosed hemorrhoids are accompanied by difficulty during bowel movements.   You may have developed hemorrhoids if you experience problems when sitting down or if there has been a lump developed near the opening of the anus.

How Do I know If I Have Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

The development of external hemorrhoids is characterized by it’s slow and gradual enlargement.  The elderly are more prone to this condition for the sedentary lifestyle that they lead compared to younger people.  Development of hemorrhoids can also be due to sitting around for prolonged periods of time, difficulty with bowel movements, or problems when giving childbirth in women.  The sufferer will see their lifestyle change due to the discomfort and pain.

In many cases, the external hemorrhoid will go away on its own as long as the hemorrhoid makes sure to follow a proper, healthy diet along with exercise.

Extreme cases may require hemorrhoidectomy, a surgery where the hemorrhoid is cut off.  This procedure, while painful, will have you back to normal in a few days.

Older people will be more prone to thrombosed hemorrhoids but by following a healthy and active lifestyle this condition should be prevented without it affecting one’s lifestyle.

By : dr. Mary Collings

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