Are you suffering from thrombosed or clotted hemorrhoid? A regular hemorrhoidal flair up is bad enough, but when a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed – meaning there is a blood clot inside making it swell even further – the pain can quickly become unbearable.
Unlike clots that form in other areas, a clot inside a hemorrhoid typically stays put until it goes away on its own, but in the meantime, the sufferer is truly suffering. However, there are some fairly effective home remedies that are simple to use and provide fast relief.
One of the first things hemorrhoid sufferers try is a quick dose of a simple pain reliever. Usually a few tablets will ease the pain within a few minutes, although keep in mind this is only going to mask the symptoms and not help the problem.
Some individuals can’t take any type of medicine for any reason at all, whether it’s a religious viewpoint or an allergy sensitive system. In cases like this, you still have hope.
Ice cubes are your first ally. The longer you can leave them in place, the better it will be because the ice will not only help numb the swollen tissues, it will eventually help to reduce the painful swelling as well.
Your next course of action can be an ointment or cream with a numbing or anaesthetizing affect. In a pinch, even an oral gel for cankers will do. Combine one of these topical solutions with a hot bath and you will feel better shortly. The heat will soothe the tissue as the numbing cream works its magic.
If thrombosed or clotted 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.
Should you and your doctor decide on a hemorroidectomy, the pain, downtime, and perhaps even embarrassment are all worth it because this is as close to a cure as you will get. It may help you to get rid of thrombosed or clotted hemorrhoid once and for all.