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After hemorrhoid banding

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

  • It is normal to have small amounts of persistent rectal bleeding until the tissues have healed

  • Discomfort may be relieved by sitting in a warm bath or taking a mild pain killer such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or its equivalent

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

  • Avoid dairy products, alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food as these may cause irritation

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

If you experience ANY of the following, contact your family doctor or 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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