Before you can cure external hemorrhoids its a good idea to know what they are. External thrombosed hemorrhoids are a type of hemorrhoid that have formed blood clots outside the anus just below the rectal skin. Thrombosed external hemorrhoids are hemorrhoids that form on the outside and they are usually easily seen and felt. Often this is the most painful type of hemorrhoid. They could be hard or soft depending on the blood clot inside.
In severe cases of thrombosed external hemorrhoids surgery why be required to drain or remove the blood clot and ease the pain.
External hemorrhoid treatment requiring medical intervention are dealt with by four primary methods.
Medical Method 1: Sclerotherapy – this method of treating thrombosed hemorrhoids uses a chemical solution. The chemical solution is injected into the thrombosed vein which effectively produces inflammation and scarring and eventually shrinks the hemorrhoid.
Medical Method 2: Surgical Removal – this is where the external thrombosed hemorrhoid is surgically removed.
Medical Method 3: Rubber Band Ligation – a rubber band is tied around the protruding hemorrhoid. The rubber band stops the blood flow to the hemorrhoid which eventually causes it to disappear.
Medical Method 4: Infrared coagulation – infrared light or laser surgery is used to literally burn the external thrombosed hemorrhoid.
Obviously, each of these treatments of external hemorrhoids has its pros and cons. As with any medical procedure these methods carry more risk. Many of these procedures require some sort of anesthetic and patients could experience bleeding and discomfort after the procedure. A medical professional is the best person to talk over your various hemorrhoid treatment options.
Hopefully, your external hemorrhoids haven’t gotten so severe that one of the 4 major external hemorrhoid treatments above is needed.
By the way… do you want to know How to avoid these 4 major external hemorrhoid treatments and be hemorrhoid free?
The best way to avoid the above 4 medical hemorrhoid procedures and be hemorrhoid free is to keep your stools soft so that they pass more easily during bowel movements. This in turn will decrease the pressure and strain of going to the bathroom. Exercise, including walking, drinking more water and increasing the fiber in your diet will also help reduce constipation and straining by producing stools that are softer and these soft stools will pass much more easily during a bowel movement.