Re: Post hem-lancing question
Keithinproviden, I had a thrombosed hemorrhoid October 30, ended up going to ER to have it lanced, there were two clots and the incision was over 1" long and left unsutured. I almost went back to ER, the next day because it seemed to me that it had another clot in it because I was in so much pain and it still felt very swollen and hard. I ended up missing day of work because I couldn't stand to sit down and just had to lay down, take lortab and use ice on my butt because the pain was so awful from the lancing, lot of bleeding also the first few hours afterwards. The hemorrhoid can re-thrombose and if that is the case, it is better to go in sooner than later, the theory being that after about 48-72 hours, lancing it won't really help much, that by then it is best to let time resolve the clot. But I don't agree with that, if you are in great pain, go to ER and have them recheck it, you may have additional clot that needs to be removed. I eventually ended up having to just have my hemorrhoids removed because after the lancing, they just kept acting up and it was just too painful to deal with. I am sorry, it is miserable I know.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Quote by Anais Nin