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External Hemorrhoids

External Hemorrhoids

Laser Ablation of External Hemorrhoids

- Less Pain
- Easy Recovery
- Less Recurrence

External hemorrhoids are located underneath the skin that surrounds the anus, and are lower than internal hemorrhoids. They can be felt when they swell, and may cause

  • Itching,
  • Pain, or
  • Bleeding with a bowel movement.

If an external hemorrhoid prolapses to the outside (usually in the course of passing a stool), you can see and feel it. Blood clots sometimes form within this type of fallen hemorrhoid, which can cause an extremely painful condition called a thrombosis. If a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it can look rather frightening, turning purple or blue, and could possibly bleed.

Despite their appearance, thrombosed hemorrhoids usually are not serious, though they can be very painful. They will resolve on their own in a couple of weeks. If the pain is unbearable, your doctor usually can remove the blood clot from the thrombosed hemorrhoid, which stops the pain.


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