A Leech Application in Post Covid Thrombosed Hemorrhoids with Increased D'dimer Level - Case Study

  • Rahul Baviskar Ph.D (Scholar), HOD, Professor, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Smt. K.C. Ajmera Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Deopur, Dhule, Maharashtra, India.
  • K Rajeshwar Reddy Associate Professor, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, M.A. Podar Ayurved Medical Collage, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Post Covid Thrombosis, Leech therapy, D’dimer levels, Thrombosed Hemorrhoids.


One of the main risks associated with infection by the novel corona virus (COVID-19) are thrombotic or circulatory complications. The coagulopathy with COVID-19 is a result of the Systemic inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, this systemic inflammatory response to the Covid 19 Virus, there is injury to the vascular endothelial lining. Vertical veins e.g., hemorrhoidal veins   are more prone for this type of injury resulting in thrombosis in hemorrhoidal veins. Leech saliva acts at both the site anti-inflammatory enzymes in the saliva of leech prevents further vascular injuries on the other hand it also thrombolyse blood clots within the vessels and thus helps to reduce the D’Dimer levels also. Series of few patients of post covid thrombosis (thrombosed hemorrhoids) were subjected to leech application which gave encouraging results. It showed remarkable decrease in D’dimer and thrombosis also.


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Rahul Baviskar, & K Rajeshwar Reddy. (2021). A Leech Application in Post Covid Thrombosed Hemorrhoids with Increased D’dimer Level - Case Study. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 368 - 371. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1380
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