Treating Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

A thrombosed hemorrhoid is an external hemorrhoid that has either developed a blood-clot or ruptured. In extremely severe cases it can become strangulated and cause severe pain. With a thrombosed hemorrhoid you will notice a large mass of sensitive tissue protruding from the anus. It can be difficult producing a bowel movement and keeping the area clean (which only further aggravates it). Sitz baths and stool softeners are often recommended as temporary reliefs. It is also suggested that you eat a highly fiberous diet and drink plenty of water.


The majority of thrombosed hemorrhoids require surgery. Surgery can entail receiving anesthetic in the affected area, slicing the hemorrhoid open, and having the contents removed. Other treatments include sclerotherapy, infrared coagulation, rubber band ligation, and hemorrhoidectomy.


Sclerotherapy is used to treat internal hemorrhoids and involves injecting a substance into the hemorrhoid that hardens it cutting of the blood circulation. This will allow for the shrinkage of the hemorrhoid and its eventual disappearance.

Infrared Coagulation

Infrared Coagulation is a method that burns the external thrombosed hemorrhoid by using an infrared light.


A hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of a hemorrhoid and is especially used when hemorrhoids coagulate.