Symptoms Anal Venous Thrombosis: Pain & Itching
Anyone suffering from anal venous thrombosis feels sudden pain and a palpable protrusion at the edge of the anus. Itching, burning and stinging are also possible symptoms. Anal venous thrombosis can be recognised by a bluish-black knot covered with skin. This characteristic helps the doctor to diagnose anal venous thrombosis and rule out other diseases such as haemorrhoidal disease: Hemorrhoids are covered by mucous membrane and not by skin. As a rule, anal venous thrombosis is diagnosed by simple palpation.
The size of an anal vein thrombosis can range from pinhead to plum-sized. Not infrequently one finds not only one, but several knots.
The good news is that anal venous thrombosis often heals by itself within a few days or weeks. Sometimes, however, the skin stretched by the thrombosis is stressed by the pressure to such an extent that it can open and empty itself. Although the thought suggests itself, a bacterial inflammation of this opening is quite unlikely. As long as the disease causes hardly any symptoms, it does not need to be treated. Slight pain can be easily controlled with ointments or tablets.
In about five to ten percent of cases, anal thrombosis scars in such a way that a smoothly limited, usually mobile knot remains, the size of which is the size of a pea or bean. This should be removed by the doctor. An immediate intervention may also be necessary in cases of severe pain. The operation can be performed on an outpatient basis and without any problems under local anaesthesia; radiofrequency surgery is a suitable and gentle procedure for this purpose. The resulting wound usually heals in a few weeks and the pain can be treated with painkillers such as ibuprofen.
If you have unclear discomfort and pain in the anus area, have a proctologist examine you. Dr. Hofer and Mr. Bärtl have many years of experience in this medical field and are very familiar with the treatment of proctological diseases.