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After hemorrhoid banding

Most patients note significant improvement in their hemorrhoidal symptoms after banding treatment.


It is normal to:


  • have some aching discomfort in the rectum. This is usually gone completely within 24-48 hours

  • have small amounts of persistent rectal bleeding until the tissues have healed

Discomfort may be relieved by sitting in a bath of warm water or taking a mild painkiller, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or equivalent.

You may resume work and all normal activities as soon as you are free of pain.

Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food as these may cause irritation.

Do not hesitate to call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns that you feel may be related to your procedure.

If you experience ANY of the following, contact your doctor. If you are unable to contact your doctor, report to your local Emergency Department:

  • Chills

  • Fever greater than 38 degrees Celsius

  • Difficulty urinating

  • Increasing unrelieved pain

  • Increased bleeding, especially 7-14 days after the procedure

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