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What are internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

Internal hemorrhoids are a disease caused by impaired blood circulation in the hemorrhoid vein in the lower rectum. Usually, it’s a painless condition unless they become thrombosed.

Thrombosed hemorrhoids occur if a blood clot or a thrombus forms in the vessel due to its swelling. It leads to the pressure increase in the inflamed hemorrhoid and causes intense pains.

How common are internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

Please discuss with your doctor for further information.

 

Symptoms

What are the symptoms of internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

The common symptoms of internal thrombosed hemorrhoids are:

Rectal bleeding.

It’s one of the first piles symptoms, which starts with small blood streaks that you can find on the toilet paper. With the progression of the internal thrombosed hemorrhoids disease, bleeding becomes profuse and continuously follows the defecation.

Pain.

On early stages, you may feel pain only during bowel movement. If you don’t apply an appropriate treatment in time, the inflamed area of your internal thrombosed piles will be getting more and more swollen making pain become constant and unbearable even while simply standing and walking.

Foreign body sensation and itching.

One of the obvious internal thrombosed hemorrhoid symptoms is foreign body sensation in the lower rectum. Also, due to the inflammatory processes the intestinal mucosa produces discharge that causes itching and burning sensation in the anal area around the piles.

Fecal leakage.

Rectal incontinence is also among the most common thrombosed internal hemorrhoid symptoms. It happens as a result of the muscles slackening in the anal area.

Prolapse.

Neglecting all the aforementioned symptoms will lead to serious complications of your internal thrombosed piles when the inflamed hemorrhoids swell up too much and extend through the anus. This condition is called prolapsed internal hemorrhoids and requires professional medical treatment. Sometimes even surgery will be needed.

There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

If you have any signs or symptoms listed above or have any questions, please consult with your doctor. Everyone’s body acts differently. It is always best to discuss with your doctor what is best for your situation.

Causes

What causes internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

The major causes are:

Severe straining during bowel movements.

This usually occurs due to constipation or diarrhea that affect both the muscles and blood vessels within the rectal canal.

Lack of standing.

If a person sits too much due to work or other difficulties (including problems with defecation), the blood flow in the area may become blocked. Therefore, it is very important to spend some time standing or walking during the day.

Lack of exercise.

Sometimes, walking is not enough for clogged hemorrhoids prevention. All muscles in the body have to be toned, and it is only possible with workouts, even simple ones.

Low fiber diet.

If a diet contains low amounts of fiber, the possibility of constipation is more frequent. As soft stools are one of the main helping factors in preventing thrombosed hemorrhoid, the amount of fiber becomes quite important.

Obesity.

Obese people have more pressure put on all their systems, including cardiovascular system. Blood vessels get a lot of strain in this case, often causing clogged hemorrhoids.

Pregnancy and difficult childbirth.

As the fetus grows, excess pressure is put on blood vessels, sometimes damaging them, which may cause clogged hemorrhoids. Difficulties during childbirth make these potential causes worse, increasing the possibility of getting the condition.

Age.

With age, all tissues become weaker, making the risk of getting hemorrhoids bigger. As the tissues stretch and weaken, it’s easier to exceed their strain limit.

Risk factors

What increases my risk for internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

Please consult your doctor for further information.

 

Diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How are internal thrombosed hemorrhoids diagnosed?

Please consult your doctor for further information.

How are internal thrombosed hemorrhoids treated?

Internal thrombosed hemorrhoids treatment can go with or without surgery. Piles can be cured using home remedy and non-operative management if diagnosed in the early stages. If left without proper attention and care, they may be quite a problem as they become really large and painful. In such cases, they require urgent surgery treatment.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage internal thrombosed hemorrhoids?

Beside surgery, there are some conservative methods of internal thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment. They involve home remedy options, painkillers, stool softeners and other medicaments like ointments, creams, and suppositories. They will help you strengthen blood vessels, stimulate blood clot resorption, and fight such symptoms as swelling, inflammation, and bleeding.

You should start with dietary and habitual changes and try to make them long-lasting in order to improve your condition. These helpful suggestions will also serve as prevention methods for your internal thrombosed piles:

  • Eat food with a high fiber content, which will help you make your stool softer (or you can also take a fiber supplement instead).
  • Drink potato juice before your meal since it has anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Exercise daily to help your body keep in tone, especially if you have a sedentary job.
  • Don’t put off a visit to a restroom if you feel you need to defecate in order to avoid straining.

Another effective treatment would be these home remedies for thrombosed internal hemorrhoid:

  • Take “sitz baths” with white birch decoction. It helps to reduce swelling of your thrombosed internal hemorrhoids and promotes mitigation of inflammatory processes. 30 minutes of bathing would be enough.
  • Make tea with persicaria maculosa. This healing herb will help you relieve inflammation and itching. It’s recommended to drink it three times a day.
  • Make your own suppositories with natural products. These can be potatoes, honey, bee glue, aloe, and others.
  • Apply clysters. A clyster has always been a helpful home remedy. Use the ones with beet and potato juice, chamomile, calendula, and buckthorn oil decoctions. They will help you alleviate your internal thrombosed piles condition.

All these home remedy options can be used in combination with medical drugs if approved by your health provider.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 9, 2017 | Last Modified: November 9, 2017

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