9 doctors weighed in:
What are the risk in doing a rubber band ligation on hemorrhoids by myself?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
Cant be done.
Ligation is only done on internal hemorrhoids which are inside the rectum, not hemorrhoids on the outside. If you try this, you will be in severe pain and end up in the er. Do not attempt!

In brief: None
Cant be done.
Ligation is only done on internal hemorrhoids which are inside the rectum, not hemorrhoids on the outside. If you try this, you will be in severe pain and end up in the er. Do not attempt!
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good luck
First of all, unless you are a contortionist, you probably can't do it.
Secondly, external hemorrhoids have pain fibers, and it would cause pain if you could do it. Don't try this at home!

In brief: Good luck
First of all, unless you are a contortionist, you probably can't do it.
Secondly, external hemorrhoids have pain fibers, and it would cause pain if you could do it. Don't try this at home!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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