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Question: Thrombosed Hemorrhoid - post incision, now worse?

 jnini - Wed May 04, 2005 11:41 am

Hi there,

I had a thrombosed hemorrhoid and went to the Dr yesterday. They ended up making an incision and taking the clot out, however now it seems to be larger and harder and more painful than it was before I went to this normal? Is this just swelling from the procedure? Or did they not get the clot out? How long will it be like this?

THank you in advance for your time!
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Wed May 04, 2005 4:43 pm

The pain in thrombosed external haemorrhoid, which is better known as a perianal haematoma, is usually severe and instantly relieved by incision and evacuation of the clot. If you are still in pain and can feel a bigger swelling, you must be re-evaluated by the surgeon who carried out the procedure. Go back for an examination.

Dr Anthony Solomon
Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine


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