Thrombosed hemorrhoids can be more painful than any other type of hemorrhoid. With the blood clot, the pain, the itching, and the possible blockage of stool, taking care of it within a couple of days is very important. Usually when a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it requires surgery to remove it or to fix it. If you need to have hemorrhoid surgery for a hemorrhoid that has become thrombosed, the recovery time and process may come as a bit of a surprise to you. Knowing what to expect after having a thrombosed hemorrhoid may help you deal with it better.
You have made the plans to have the hemorrhoid surgery, and you have taken the steps you need to take for your pre surgery preparation. Now you need to know how to plan for the recovery time that your hemorrhoid surgery will require.
You may be numb for a few hours after the surgery. Once the medication wears off there may be some pain or discomfort. You can take a pain reliever such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. You can take both of these medications and alternate doses, acetaminophen and then two hours later ibuprofen. Take them according to your doctors directions. Try to avoid taking anything that contains codein as it can make you constipated. Your goal is to have it be easy to go, not more difficult.
The first couple of days, especially when you have a bowel movement, you may have some bleeding. Try to keep your stools soft with a stool softener. Drink plenty of water and make sure you go when you need to. Try not to strain while going. If it is hard to go, ask your doctor about something to use. You may need to give it a couple of weeks to heal before ending the stool softener. It may also help if you take a stool bulking agent. The extra fiber will help make your stools easier to pass and less likely to hurt.
The recovery time can seem very long after having thrombosed hemorrhoids taken care of. Sometimes a month or more will be required to complete the healing process. You will heal much faster if you take the precautions to keep regular, have soft stools, keep the area clean and dry, and stay off your feet. It is possible for the site to become infected. Keeping it clean and free of irritation will help you avoid an infection.
Thrombosed hemorrhoids are the most painful type of hemorrhoid. They may also be the most serious type. Taking the steps to take care of them as soon as you know you have them will help you heal better and faster, with no complications.