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Hemorrhoid Banding: Is this for you?

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:32am 1 Comment
Now here's a topic you usually don't discuss over the dinner table...even if you are having trouble just sitting down to eat! Hemorrhoids! And if you have had a baby or two...or six....these little guys can be, well, a HUGE pain in the butt! If the creams and gels and 'medicated' wipes don't seem to be working for you, you might consider Hemorrhoid Banding (Hemorrhoid Ligation). Sounds like fun doesn't it?! Well if you have never heard of this procedure read on and perhaps ask your doctor if it might be something to consider if you have horrible trouble with your hemorrhoids. Your health insurance may even cover it!

Definition of Hemorrhoid Banding

This is a procedure to remove hemorrhoids, which are enlarged and bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum. Banding cuts off the blood circulation to hemorrhoids, causing them to shrink and fall off.

Parts of the Body Involved

Hemorrhoid banding is done at the rectum and anus.

Reasons for Procedure

Hemorrhoid banding is used to treat painful, swollen hemorrhoids. More than one hemorrhoid can be banded at the same time. The procedure is most often performed for the following reasons:

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

Grade 2 Hemorrhoid

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Risk Factors for Complications During the Procedure

Banding is not recommended for hemorrhoids that protrude and remain outside of the body.

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Your article is very informative. I wish no body have this painful disease , actually i have some treatment tips for hemorrhoids may be its provide you more information on it .
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