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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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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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


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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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Why would I still have bleeding from internal hemorrhoids 2 weeks after having the banding ligation procedure done?

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

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If I am interested in returning to having safe lubricated anal sex is the thd hemorrhoid procedure better for me or band ligation?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hemorrhoid: Anal area is a very sensitive area, It may take upto 3 months after the procedure to feel close to normal, if pain persist have yourself examined by your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Which procedure is the best to cure internal hemorrhoids ?

Which procedure is the best to cure internal hemorrhoids ?

Depend: Depends on your symptoms and the anatomy of your hemorrhoids. In general the standard treatment include dietary modification, infra red coagulation (for small bleeding internal hemorrhoids), rubber band ligation(for larger bleeding or prolapsing internal hemorrhoids) , surgery for multiple large internal internal and external hemorrhoids...Etc, etc...See a colorectal surgeon to discuss the best rx. ...Read more

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