How is thrombosis of a hemorrhoid treated?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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In the case of thrombosis of a hemorrhoid, evacuation of the thrombus, though very painful, usually provides rapid relief. Magnesium sulfate compresses may also be used to alleviate swelling and pain, though surgery is sometimes necessary to remove the clot from the hemorrhoid.


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