Thrombosed hemorrhoids occur when the vein of an external hemorrhoid develops a blood clot.
Thus thrombosed hemorrhoids are often called blood clot hemorrhoids. You can usually distinguish a thrombosed external hemorrhoid from other external hemorrhoids because they are swollen, lumpy and extremely painful.
If the pain is bad, but not bad enough to seek medical attention, these home remedies should be successful for thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment; they are:
Warm Sitz Baths – You have probably heard this one time and time again but that is because it works.
The warm water provides soothing relief from the itching and burning and also reduces the swelling. Three 15 minute sitz baths daily would be ideal.
Increase Your Fluid Intake – Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily. This is very important. The water will hydrate your body and make bowel movements easier.
Increase Your Fiber Intake – We all know that plenty of fiber is a great way to avoid constipation. Add foods with high fiber content to your daily diet.
Obviously this will take some time to be effective and since you need relief now, you may want to take a bulk fiber laxative or a stool softener to make going to the bathroom easier while your hemorrhoids are present.
Clean the Area Thoroughly – Keeping the hemorrhoid area clean is imperative. After each bowel movement be sure to clean the area with warm water or a moist cloth. Keeping the area clean will prevent further irritation and swelling in the area.
Aleve – Aleve works well because it contains an anti-inflammatory that will give you some pain relief and help to shrink the size of the hemorrhoid.
Ice – Applying an ice pack to the area will cool down the area and give you some immediate relief from the irritation and burning. The ice will also help to shrink the hemorrhoid. You can apply ice to the area as often as you need to.
Hemorrhoid Creams – Over the counter hemorrhoid creams are effective at providing temporary relief from the burning and itching. Be sure to choose a cream that contains hydrocortisone.
If your hemorrhoid does not respond to any of these treatments, contact your doctor. There are a number of different thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment methods your doctor can perform.
The quickest and most effective thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment is removing the blood clot. This provides immediate pain relief. However, do not attempt this at home. This procedure should only be done by a qualified medical professional. Also, even though you have the clot drained to relieve the pain, it can still reoccur at a future date.