What patient education should be given regarding excision of thrombosed external hemorrhoids?

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Brett Wallace Lorber, MD, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Explain the procedure, benefits, risks, complications, and alternatives to the patient, the patient’s representative, or both. Obtain a signed informed consent. Ask the patient or the patient’s representative if he or she would like others to be present for the procedure.


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