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What symptoms can I expect after hemorrhoid banding procedure?

What symptoms can I expect after hemorrhoid banding procedure?

Minor discomfort: Rubber band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. Pain is likely for 24 to 48 hours after rubber band ligation. You may use acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) and sit in a shallow tub of warm water (sitz bath) for 15 minutes at a time to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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How long does it take hemorrhoid band ligation to start working and helping?

How long does it take hemorrhoid band ligation to start working and helping?

Couple weeks: Even though tissue and the band fall off with in 48 hrs or so, the results may take couple weeks to show. Also, most doctors will not do all hemorrhoids at once- too dangerous, so may need to repeat the procedure couple of times as well. ...Read more

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What is involved with hemorrhoid banding? Is there any patient prep that I need to do?

Minimal prep. Enema: Before the banding of a hemorrhoid your doctor may ask you to give an enema and thus will help. ...Read more

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I had hemorrhoid banding Wednesday it hurts its supposed to last couple days the burning is there anything I can take?

NOT SUPPOSE TO: Hemorrhoid banning are not supposed to hurt it is in the lining where there is no nerve
unless part of the band was cought with it a normal skin then it hurt like a pinch
do a sitz bath and check with the doctor that did the banding ...Read more

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How much pain is expected from having the banding procedure done for hemorrhoids?

How much pain is expected from having the banding procedure done for hemorrhoids?

If done: Correctly and in the proper clinical situation, very little true pain. You may have some local discomfort for a couple of days similar to having the urge to have a bowel movement but not relieved by doing so. I generally recommend relative rest for 1-2 days following the procedure and warm tub soaks as need for the discomfort. No narcotics as they constipate and we don't. ...Read more

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Can you still have hemorrhoid bleeding after band ligation? Does it have to be repeated or done in more sessions to work?

Can you still have hemorrhoid bleeding after band ligation? Does it have to be repeated or done in more sessions to work?

Rectal bleeding: Need to get checked by the surgeon if the bleeding is persistent. You shouldn't be bleeding ...Read more

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After banding of hemorrhoids, how long should I expect them to stay away and not return with appropriate lifestyle changes?

After banding of hemorrhoids, how long should I expect them to stay away and not return with appropriate lifestyle changes?

Permanently: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins, usually caused by excessive straining due to constipation. The key is to not get constipated. Stay regular, with several easy bowel movements each day. To accomplish this, you need lots of fiber, fluids, and perhaps bowel stimulants like magnesium and prunes. Take enough of each of these substances to stay regular. ...Read more

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How long will my hemorrhoid take to heal after rubber band ligation?

How long will my hemorrhoid take to heal after rubber band ligation?

Depends: Depends on size number and exact location but in general you may have some initial rectal pressure for a few hours, some very mild discomfort for a few days, with perhaps some miminal bleeding, though. Many patients experience essential no symptoms especially for internal hemorrhoids further inside. ...Read more

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What are some post-hemorrhoid rubber band ligation activities I can do?

Some: I generally tell my patients to avoid real intense exercise for a week, but you can do all your routine daily activities. No special diet or perianal care is needed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of band ligation for hemorrhoids, is it effective?

What are the side effects of band ligation for hemorrhoids, is it effective?

Band ligation: Band ligation is the most common non-surgical treatment for internal hemorrhoids. Most of the time, only 1-2 hemorrhoids are treated with each session. People often have some pain for a few days and perhaps a little bleeding in a week, but most people tolerate the procedure well. Some people need several sessions to get rid of all of their hemorrhoids. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some other options if band ligation for internal hemorrhoids does not work?

What are some other options if band ligation for internal hemorrhoids does not work?

Hemorrhoids: Sometimes hemorrhoids can be injected or treated with other methods, such as infra-red therapy. On occasion surgery is needed. It would be best for you to consult with a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid banding procedure done Wed. And I have had at least 6 of the bands fall out, I'm in extreme pain still. I also looked and saw a huge bump?

It may be normal: It isnot unusual for the bands to fall off after few days as bands are used to cut off the blood supply so that the hemorrhoids fall of due to no blood supply. For huge bump I will call the surgeon and get it checked if he feels it should be ...Read more

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How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

Depends: For the right kind of hemorrhoids they can be very effective. Works best for moderate sized vascular internal hemorrhoids which have a main symptom of bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the risk in doing a rubber band ligation on hemorrhoids by myself?

What are the risk in doing a rubber band ligation on hemorrhoids by myself?

Really?: This is probably not a good idea. Even if you had the appropriate equipment, it would be very difficult to do.

Good luck though. ...Read more

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What are the risks of doing a rubber band ligation on hemorrhoids?

What are the risks of doing a rubber band ligation on hemorrhoids?

Some: It is a safe out patient procedure but does have risks. It is usually not painful but if causes thrombosis, that can be painful. If the band falls off too soon, bleeding can occur and rarely, infection. All if these are small risks. Banding/surgery is only necessary when symptoms are really bad and u need to consult with surgeon. ...Read more

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Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids. Is it a good option (with good success on first try)?

Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids. Is it a good option (with good success on first try)?

Great option: The success rate is not the best, unless the hemorrhoid is small. If you stick to fiber and stool softeners on a regular basis after the banding the results can be quite long lasting. ...Read more

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My doctor said I need hemorrhoid banding after colonoscopy was done tomorrow I see doc is the banding usually done same day?

Hemorrhoid banding: It depends on how many hemorrhoids you have and how large they are. Often you will need several treatments to achieve good results ...Read more