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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.
ah, ok, Miscategorised then, sorry I can`t be much help! Definitely not my expertise! I`ll pass you onto customer services to change your category.
Hi, I am a colorectal surgeon (for people!)
I am sorry you have a hemorrhoid!
Yes a picture will help me tell you exactly what to do, please post.
OK, that is a thrombosed external hemorrhoid.
It is the outside skin fold filled with a blood clot.
The quickest relief is to have a surgeon numb it up and excise a bit of skin, and remove the clot. Then it is all over.
Topicals will not help.
Sitting in hot water will help, it softenes the clot, so the body can absorb it, which takes 2-3 weeks.
Do you have access to a surgeon? And a colorectal one would be even better?
I do this in the office all the time, and we take walk ins who have this issue. So call your nearest colorectal surgeon.
Urgent care or the ER will diagnose you, but will only turn around and send you to a surgeon.
Do you have access to a surgeon inyour town?
We make a tiny elipitical incision and express the blood clot. the reason we remove a little skin is so that it will not come back.
It hardly ever bleeds (as it is a clot) Relief is immediate.
Oh, you are set, google the colorectal people and call their office and tell them you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, can you be seen right away. Takes about 20 sec.
Are you on blood thinners?
That is the easiest way for immediate relief.
I had a patient waiting at my front door yesterday to have it done.
You will not hurt it, but it can grow and burst with some bleeding as the clot tries to come out. Or it may slowly absorb over days, weeks.
Yes, it is a clot, but they can bleed in people on blood thinners, but not bad.
I would excise yours with no hesitation.
Most all surgeons do it, unless it is like a breast surgeon.
Call the information desk at the hospital and ask them to direct you.
No, heals up in 2-3 days. Pain relief is immediate.
No worries about infection.
No. Oh no. It might get bigger, or it might begin to absorb, which takes weeks. Depends on the size, and the level of pain you can put up with.
Because I have been doing this for 20 years.
No worries. When a vessel bursts, clotting factors are immediately released to stop the bleeding. A clot then forms at the break point.
I am sorry you are dealing with this. I hope you get relief this am in Boston!
Listen, I am off to work now, good luck to you and let me know how it goes!
The little numbing shot (with a tiny needle) is the only thing you would feel.
The cut (small) you would not feel.
NO worries if it scares you, in time the body absorbs these things.
No, not at all.
Good luck with the MRI.
Will not affect the hemorrhoid removal at all.
You are welcome.
Well I am glad you have an appt tomorrow! They will fix it up for you.
Goodness, given what you are putting up with, yes you will be able to go to work, with less pain after the procedure!
No, there may be some minor discomfort, but you can return to work, if you are working with it now, it will feel better than that!
Good luck to you today, and I am sure you will feel better.
It is an external hemorrhoid. There is only one procedure, and that is to make an incision and extract the clot/cut it out.
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Oh, you will be fine!
Just a tiny tinge of an open wound, it will heal rapidly! Promise!
Anytime. Take care in Boston.
No, nothing to worry about. There will be swelling around the area, but should not be as bad as it was.
If more clot comes out that is ok.
Sitting in a hot water bath will help clean it out and help it heal.
The whole big thing should be gone, but sometimes a bit of clot squeezes out from the inside.
The water soak should draw it out. Hang in there!