A 24-year-old male asked:
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can hemorrhoid banding be done under anesthesia? i have anal fissures i was in pain when they tried banding it heals then comes back on off

3 doctor answers
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Manage your bowels: banding could be applied only to internal hemorrhoids and that could be done in the office by local anesthesia anal fissure is not connected to hemorrhoid it is a tear in the lining so it will go away and come back off and on keep your bowel regular avoid constipation and straining drink more fluid eat more fruits and increase you fiber intake Hope this helps! thank you for using health tap
Answered on Aug 19, 2014
Dr. Sarah Merritt
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes, it is often done under general anesthesia.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: General anesthesia or major regional. Surgeon might want to be on stomach and an epidural would allow you to position yourself and avoid an intubation
Answered on Aug 21, 2014

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