What Exactly Is A Thrombosed External Hemorrhoid?
Quite simply, it is a hemorrhoid with a blood clot in it. So, the next obvious question is what causes a thrombosed external hemorrhoid? When a hemorrhoid forms in a vein it creates a small bulge in the vein, although blood is flowing smoothly through the vein, blood isn’t regularly flowing into this bulge area, so it can begin to clot. Not all external hemorrhoids will turn into thrombosed external hemorrhoids, but it does happen on rare occasions. When it does happen, you will most likely be aware due to the increase in pain as well as the appearance of the hemorrhoid. This type of hemorrhoid is particularly horrible looking because the bruise can be seen below the skin making it black and blue. When it comes to treating this type of hemorrhoid, you have two options: 1) remove the blood clot or 2) remove the hemorrhoid. Typically the treatment option selected depends largely on the severity of the pain and other symptoms. Removing just the blood clot is the easier option because this