How should patients be monitored following 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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Return precautions should be given both verbally and in written form. They should include the following:

  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Signs of infection (eg, pus, redness, fever)
  • Moderate-to-severe bleeding (minor bleeding is extremely common)

A wound check is necessary if pain or bleeding persists for more than 36-48 hours postoperatively.


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