We have seen a patient with painful lump in the anus area for 3 days. Dr. Jain examined the patient and diagnosed to have thrombosed external hemorrhoid. The patient was advised to have incision and removal of clot followed by rest. The patient had the procedure done and felt much better next day.
Thrombosed external hemorrhoid is a common problem, risk factors for thrombosed external hemorrhoid include a recent bout of constipation] and traumatic vaginal delivery.
Although conservative nonsurgical treatment (stool softeners, increased dietary fiber, increased fluid intake, warm baths, analgesia) ultimately results in resolution of symptoms for most patients, surgical excision of the thrombosed external hemorrhoid may often be the best treatment