Many have heard of bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids, but do not know exactly what they are. This article will provide readers with a description of what bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids are and how they can be treated effectively.
What Are Bleeding Thrombosed Hemorrhoids?
Sometimes veins along the anus of veins located on the outside of an individual’s rectum start to become swollen and protrude to the exterior and away from the original areas. Sometimes the flow of blood in these veins becomes heavily restricted, causing the blood vessels to split. This causes the creation of pools of blood that begin to form and then clot underneath the skin. At this occurrence, a thrombosed hemorrhoid is created.
Bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids are common with internal hemorrhoids but there are occurrences of it with external hemorrhoids also. If a person is suffering from a bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoid, it means there is a serious amount of physical damage to the area affected by the hemorrhoid. If a thrombosed hemorrhoid begins to bleed, medical professional state that it is at its most developed stage which is a severe phase associated with hemorrhoids.
Thrombosed hemorrhoids often develop in those men and women who are currently suffering from bouts of extreme diarrhea or constipation. As well, thrombosed hemorrhoids are common with pregnant women, both before childbirth as well as after. Men and women between the ages of 45 and 65 years of age are also likely to suffer from hemorrhoids.
However, it is important to keep in mind that not all bleeding is the result of hemorrhoids. Anal fissures or tears are also able to cause bleeding from the anus. The one sure sign of bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids is the appearance of bright red blood in the stool. If the blood is a much darker red, it is usually an individual that there is bleeding up further into the anal passage and may be completely unrelated to hemorrhoids.
Treating Bleeding Thrombosed Hemorrhoids
One of the best ways to treat bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids is to include into the diet foods that are high in fiber. These foods can include seeds, nuts, beans, certain vegetables and fruits like avocados, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, apples, blueberries, bananas and strawberries, and cereals that have a high percentage of fiber in a serving. The fiber produces the ability to create softer stool which can easily pass right by the thrombosed hemorrhoid without causing an increase in aggravation.
Hard stool cause by a person’s low-fiber diet will cause the hemorrhoid to face further damage, causing the higher likelihood of bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids. Even though eating foods high in fiber will receive a significant amount of pain and discomfort, this is not a cure for thrombosed hemorrhoids and individuals will have to look at other available options.
When faced with looking at treatment options for thrombosed hemorrhoids, it is best to first consult a primary care physician. They can do an in-depth examination and determine the best course of action required to eliminate the thrombosed hemorrhoids and provide the individual with relief.
What You Can Do Yourself
There are two main self help options that a medical professional may first prescribe to individuals with bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids. Most of these treatments can be obtained over the counter, unless the hemorrhoid or hemorrhoids is/are at a more advanced stage, then the medical professional may give an actual prescription to be filled at a pharmacy.
• Creams and ointments are quite popular when looking to relieve pain and treat the hemorrhoids. These include protectants, astringents, vasoconstrictors and local anesthetics. However, take care when using some of these treatments as they can contain ingredients which may counteract other medications or cause harm to individuals suffering from other medical conditions.
• Herbs and supplements are sometimes recommended as they can strengthen the walls of a vein.
There are also a number of medical procedures that primary health care physicians may recommend if the bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoid is in more advanced stages of development that over the counter or prescription-based medications cannot assist.
• Rubber band ligation is a common procedure whereby rubber bands are strategically placed along the base of the formed hemorrhoid. This stops the blood from flowing into the hemorrhoid, causing it to eventually dry out and then break apart on its own.
• With sclerotherapy the medical professional injects the hemorrhoid with a liquid designed to harden it. This will cause the eventual disappearance of the bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoid.
• Infrared (or laser) coagulation works to destroy the actual bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoid with an infrared (or laser) beam. However, with medical advancements in technology, it is not used quite as often anymore to treat bleeding thrombosed hemorrhoids.
• A hemorrhoidectomy is a well-known surgical procedure that is saved for those suffering from more advanced cases of thrombosed hemorrhoids, including situations where there is severe hemorrhoidal bleeding. Although this is an extremely effective treatment option, the recovery time is long and can be quite painful.