External hemorrhoid/ heal time

External hemorrhoid/ heal time

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Karen

United States

#1 May 19, 2007
Hi,

I'm sure that I have an external hemorrhoid. After having bad constupation a small bump showed up on the entrance of my annus.It was red and hurt, but I've been taking herb and using creams to sooth it.

At this point it doesnt hurt or even bother me, but I would like to know what is app. healing time for an external hemorrhoid? When should I pay a visit to a doctor?

Thanks for your help :)

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Since: May 07

Dallas

#2 May 24, 2007
how big is the bump? a pea size bump should disappear in a few days, however, each bowel movement irritates it, therefor prolonging the healing.

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sherri428

Durham, NC

#3 May 30, 2007
If this lump has just showed up for the first time you need to take good care of it. It may not hurt having a dr. look at it. I would also add fiber to my diet. I just ignored my small lump until it became a medium to large lump that never retracts. I finally got the diagnosis of external hemorrhoids and am having surgery next week. I am ot looking forward to it at all.

Just remember small problems have easier fixes that larger ones.

Sherri
ouchies on the external

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Sep 22, 2008
i have a external one also this is the second time it has flared up for me. i have used prep h and the whole pushing it back in thing the first time and it seemed to of worked. now that this i the second time it seems to of come back with avengance. it is not wanting to stay put when i push it back in, an it has got bigger this time around. im thinking im going to end p having to see the good ol doc cause it is very painful to sit. and walking is not the easiest thing to do right now either.

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dez

United States

#6 Sep 23, 2008
If it's super big and external, they can usually drain it to relieve the pain. From what I have heard, thrombosed hemmorhoids usually need to be drained (i have had 3 drained to avoid getting them further aggravated with time). They can give u a local anesthetic, make a small incision and get rid of the clot.

If yours is purple, blue, or black looking it is thrombossed and will most likely need to be drained. The needle for the local hurts the most. The recovery is uncomfortable but so far not unbearable. But avoid taking Vicodin (I made that mistake, and even though it makes you feel wonderful, it also causes constipation and makes the problem much worse).

If you can stay off your butt and relax, you can try to wait it out, but once they are thrombossed I haven't had much luck in getting rid of mine.

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fafafofe

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#7 Oct 31, 2008
Interesting stuff here about a topic no one discusses. I have had what I think is an external hemmie for 2 1/2 weeks now. I have regularly been exercising, adding fiber, washing thoroughly, sitz baths, drinking tons of water. There has been no bleeding, there is really no pain, some itchiness (but nothing really). Bascially it is asymptomatic but the side of the hemmie has stayed the same. It is about the size of one of those small grubs you see in the dirt. I have made an appoinment with a gaseteroenterologist and the earliest appointment is for December 16th. I scheduled it just in case this thing still is around. I had one of these some years back and I recall it taking a while to resolve. I am a healthy 38 year old male, not overweight and eat good enough but something caused this flare up - I just want that little bugger to go away. How long does this take to go away? I have read it can take 2 to 6 weeks.

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Lacie

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Nov 26, 2008
i had external hemorrhoids when i was pregnant the only thing that helped was herbs

i found a product online, somebody suggested it on yahoo answers actually. it worked really fast and i'm hemorrhoid free now.

i just wanted to pass it on cause it worked so well
http://www.hemroidharry.com/

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beth

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#11 Jul 26, 2009
The only way to get rid of thrombosed haemmorrhoids is to have them surgically excised, like I did.

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beth

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#12 Jul 26, 2009
The only way to get rid of thrombosed haemmorrhoids is to have them surgically excised like I did.

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dude

Falun, Sweden

#13 Oct 22, 2009
How do you know if it is thrombosed?

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dieter

Toronto, Canada

#14 Nov 4, 2009
fafafofe wrote:
Interesting stuff here about a topic no one discusses. I have had what I think is an external hemmie for 2 1/2 weeks now. I have regularly been exercising, adding fiber, washing thoroughly, sitz baths, drinking tons of water. There has been no bleeding, there is really no pain, some itchiness (but nothing really). Bascially it is asymptomatic but the side of the hemmie has stayed the same. It is about the size of one of those small grubs you see in the dirt. I have made an appoinment with a gaseteroenterologist and the earliest appointment is for December 16th. I scheduled it just in case this thing still is around. I had one of these some years back and I recall it taking a while to resolve. I am a healthy 38 year old male, not overweight and eat good enough but something caused this flare up - I just want that little bugger to go away. How long does this take to go away? I have read it can take 2 to 6 weeks.
i have the exact same situation. I think it was caused by weight lifting. i went to my doctor and he said it should go away in two weekss? after reading some of the other post I will now get a second opinion about getting it surgically removed or not.

let me know how you make out.
gomarpile

Hanoi, Vietnam

#16 Nov 14, 2009
oh, also, I would like to know how quickly your hem's came up????
dieter

Toronto, Canada

#17 Nov 17, 2009
hey gomarpile,
i,m on my second week and it has gone down in size but still there. After a day at the gym doing weights it came out the same day during the night. I kind of knoew when i pushed the weights a little too much.
I'm going to give it another week or so before i revisit the doctor and see if it needs to be cut and bled out. The pressure and pain should go away after a week.
gomarpile

Hanoi, Vietnam

#18 Nov 17, 2009
Thanks dieter. The pain has gone away. Tomorrow will be a week. It is definately not as painful as it was. It hasn't really gone down though. I did try to give it an almighty push which i think has caused it to poke its head back down. I'll give it another week and see how it is then. Keep me posted.

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tyler

Duluth, MN

#19 Nov 18, 2009
if im on my second week, with no signs of improvement, should i go back to the urgent care, or should i shcedual an appointment with a specialist. I had know idea how long this would take, and im uncertain what to do next.

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mike

Walnut, CA

#20 Nov 19, 2009
Monday (nov 16th) I had no problems... then that night It was very uncomfortable for me to sit. The next day (tue) I went to work and I just wanted to die. The pain has been so intense I have virtually not left my bed, though I cant get much more than a few hours of sleep.

There is no blood, no itching, just a grape sized lump that is extremely painful.

Im wondering if I should just grit and bare it for awhile longer or if I should see a doctor about it?
dieter

Toronto, Canada

#21 Nov 19, 2009
hey Mike,
i think you should see a doctor. My doctor told me that when and if it is very unconfortable, meaning if it hurts they would have to cut it open and take out the cloted blood.

i am planing on going to another doctor and getting a second opinion on whether to leave it to heal or get it removed.

good luck.
dieter

Toronto, Canada

#22 Nov 19, 2009
I am on week three. no pain at all but it is still there.
I am planning on seeing the doctor again just to confirm that this will go away and not come back if i should lift a heavy weight or stress it.

i will keep you posted.
dieter

Toronto, Canada

#23 Nov 19, 2009
Hey folks,
i found this info on another site, you might find this helpful.

Treatment of Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

It is possible for blood clots to break up and be re-absorbed by your body. This can happen over a four to six week period. However, if a thrombosed hemorrhoid grows and creates more pain or there is considerable swelling, it may be necessary to have surgery.

Removing a blood clot can be done at a doctor's office or as an outpatient procedure. Under no circumstances should a blood clot be removed at home as it can lead to severe bleeding and trauma.
The doctor has a number of procedures to choose from when extracting a blood clot. Once quick and easy choice is to make a cut above the clot so it can be squeezed out. However, the probability of blood clots reforming and additional pain remains greater with this procedure. While more intrusive, a full hemorrhoidectomy removes the clot and the blood vessels, leading to better cure results. Both procedures use local anesthesia to numb the area that needs to be cut.

It is recommended that thrombosed hemorrhoids surgery be done within the first three days of symptoms. After that period of time, the level of hemeroids symptom relief may not be as significant and there could be more recovery time required. There is also the possibility that the thrombosed hemorrhoids will go away without treatment.

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gomarpile

Hung Yen, Vietnam

#24 Nov 20, 2009
I'm into my 2nd week now. I think it's 8 days now. Basically wouldn't know it was there, only for showering. I feel the size has gone down, but not considerably. Mike, i feel for you. Mine was the size of between a marble and a pea and it hurt. If it were any bigger, i could only imagine how much more painful it would be. I'm not too worried now. At first i thought it was no chance of going away, but the fact that i have seen a slight improvement is heartening. Not counting my chickens. I'm just hoping this time next week there will be a marked difference.

Went to the gym (run only) and it did feel quite big during my shower. I hope it is just not wishful thinking on my part, but it is definately pain free now.

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