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Hemorrhoid Banding Complications
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
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
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
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
I have done bleeding two weeks later after hemorrhoid band ligation? Is this possible? Does it mean the procedure didn't work or has to be repeated? Could there be more that need to be banded?
Ligation: Yes I would suspect you should have stopped bleeding by now ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Should work long termGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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