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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
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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
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?
Why would I still have bleeding from internal hemorrhoids 2 weeks after having the banding ligation procedure done?
Thrombosing: Banding hemorrhoids causes them to thrombose, or clot off. But this may shift venous flow to other dilated veins in the rectum leading to new hemorrhoids. So it's either that the old hemorrhoids have clotted but continue to ooze, or that new hemorrhoids have formed. You should ask your doctor to examine you for more information. ...Read more
If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?
Either one: I don't think there is a particular advantage between the two. There may be some sutures involved initially with thd, but these dissolve within 3-4 weeks. The hemorrhoid bands fall off after 5-10 days. With both procedures, it would be advisable to wait at least 1 month to allow the inflammation from the procedure to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?
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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