Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure that removes internal hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoid is tied using a rubber band which impedes blood flood to the area and causes hemorrhoid to die.
During the procedure, a doctor inserts an instrument into the anus to help them locate and grab hemorrhoid. It is a simple process that can be done entirely inside a doctor's office. Typically, only one to two hemorrhoids is treated at the same time to prevent too much discomfort.
While rubber band litigation is one of the most widely used procedures to remove internal hemorrhoids, it does not come without risks. Some patients main experience severe pain, meaning that the bands have been placed too close to the anal pain sensors.
Other side effects can include bleeding out of the anus, an infection in the anal canal, or problems with passing urine. Additionally, some patients may feel as though they are full in the lower abdomen or have to move their bowels.
Each patients timeline varies when it comes to recovery times. Many patients can go back to their normal schedule right away following the surgery. However, some others do require several days of bed rest before they feel well enough to jump back into their normal routine. Either way, all patients should avoid heavy lifting.
It is normal to experience pain for the first 48 hours after the procedure, which can be relieved by taking over the counter painkillers and sitting in a warm bath. However, it is important not to take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as these can increase the risk of bleeding. Regardless, bleeding might occur seven to 10 days after the banding as this is when hemorrhoid falls off.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!