What is included in long-term monitoring of hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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After excision of a thrombosed external hemorrhoid, the patient may be discharged home for several hours of bedrest followed by warm baths 2-3 times daily, stool softeners, and topical or systemic analgesia. The patient should return in 48-72 hours for a wound check.

All other patients should be referred to a surgical or rectal clinic for more definitive treatment and sent home with conservative medical therapy.

Monitor patients at regular intervals until they are healed and have no symptoms.


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