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Thrombosed Pile: All You Need To Know


External hemorrhoids with no blood flow in the veins due to a clot.

Abscess, an area of infection, may be caused if the patient has fever and swelling.

- Treatable by a medical professional
- Usually self-diagnosable
- Lab tests and imaging often required
- Acute: can be improved in weeks

Hemorrhoids are enlarged vascular tissues; piles are caused when they get swollen. When the blood pools and clot forms, the aftermath is thrombosed piles. Pregnancy, sitting for long, or straining to pass bowel can cause thrombosed piles. The condition is excruciating and causes much discomfort until treatment.



The painful symptoms are at peak for the first 24-48 hours.

People may experience
Pain: severe
Affected areas: anus and areas around
Swelling: a bluish-purple thrombosed swollen clot
Difficulty: in bowel movements
Itching: around the anus
Bleeding: from the pile, or in bowels


Self-care: Intake plenty of fluids and fiber-rich foods. Take warm baths and avoid straining during bowel movements.

Medications: Acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be taken for pain relief. Topical creams and ointments like lidocaine or nifedipine are helpful to some extent.

Specialist: Incision by way of thrombectomy is taken up for most patients with acute pain and thrombosis within 48-72 hours of piles. Other kinds of rare surgeries are stapled hemorrhoidopexy, hemorrhoidectomy, and rubber-band ligation. At mfine, we allow you to discuss your symptoms and treatment with the best doctors in town; contact us to benefit from all our expediencies.

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