Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure to remove them.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Passing large amounts of blood
    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
    • Constipation or trouble urinating
    • An aching feeling develops in the area between the rectum and the genitals

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    Hemorrhoids
    are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum.
    Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure to remove
    them.

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    Banding is used to treat painful, swollen hemorrhoids. The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:

    • Severely bleeding hemorrhoids
    • Severely painful hemorrhoids
    • Hemorrhoid containing a blood clot (thrombosed hemorrhoid)
    • Hemorrhoids that protrude through the anus (prolapsed hemorrhoids)
    Grade 2 Hemorrhoid
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  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have hemorrhoid banding, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Recurrence of hemorrhoids
    • Swelling and pain from remaining hemorrhoids
    • Adverse reaction to the local anesthetic (if used)