Is it possible for rubber band ligation to be used for external hemorrhoids?

No. Internal hemorrhoids do not have pain fibers like the skin does overlying the external ones. It will cause excruciating pain. It will like getting sharply pinched constantly around ur anus 24/7. Healing may also differ as it may cause spasm on internal sphincter that can add to prolong pain.

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Good evening, I have a large internal and external hemorrhoids and sking tags. (for 7 years...). Would it be possible for rubber band ligation?

No. . It is painful to rubber band external hemorrhoids. Banding also does not solve the skin tag problem. Your best bet would be surgical excision of all three but only if symptomatic as surgery hurts for 7-14 days! good luck. Read more...
No. External hemorrhoids and skin tags are not treated with banding, rather excision. Banding is most helpful for symptomatic internal hemorrhoids. Read more...
Partly. Rubber band ligation is for treatment of internal hemorrhoids only. External hemorrhoids and skin tags are too sensitive for rubber banding to be tolerable. These need to be excised if necessary, but may be left alone if not painful. Read more...

Is rubber band ligation surgery recommended for treating hemorrhoids?

Depends. Depends on the anatomy (size, location, number) of your hemorrhoids. For the right kind of hemorrhoids it is an excellent and easy solution, though not entirely risk free. Read more...
Soemtimes. It really depends on the characteristics of the hemorrhoid. When it is appropriate, it is a wonderful option - it's done right in the office, and only takes a few minutes. However, it does have size limitations and other factors that need to be considered. There are many ways to approach hemorrhoids. See a surgeon to get eval'd and see if you are an appropriate candidate. Read more...