Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Quickly With Elastic Band Treatment

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Written by Charles Coleman, MD on May 23, 2022

If you want to get rid of hemorrhoids quickly, then consider the benefits of elastic band treatment. These procedures are minimally invasive, painless, and outpatient. There is no sedation needed for the procedure. And if you want to be pain-free, you can opt for the no-sedation version. Read on to find out more. This treatment is available in endoscopy centers.

Painful

A doctor uses an anoscope to see the area under the hemorrhoid and then bands it. The banding is done to stop the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. The banding procedure can take a few minutes, but it can be longer if there are multiple hemorrhoids to treat. Bleeding may occur after the procedure, but it should stop within two to three days.

Another technique is called CRH O'Regan ligation. In this technique, a suction device is used to place the band around the hemorrhoid tissue. In this method, the band is placed on the part of the hemorrhoid where there are no pain-sensing nerves. This is an effective method for treating painful hemorrhoids.

Minimally invasive

A minimally invasive hemorrhoid elastic band treatment involves using a small, flexible rubber band to remove the affected area. Once the band has been removed, the hemorrhoid will fall off on its own within a few days or a week. Some patients report experiencing a dull ache or fullness for several days following the procedure, but most patients experience no discomfort or lingering pain.

There are several options for minimally invasive hemorrhoid treatments, including laser surgery, compression stockings, and dietary changes. These procedures are performed in an outpatient clinic and usually take around 20 to 45 minutes to complete. The surgery is done in two to four stages, and the recovery period is usually shorter. There is some risk of bleeding during the initial procedure, but these are typically minor.

Outpatient

Outpatient hemorrhoids elastic band treatments can be performed in a doctor's office or in a hospital. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis. The healthcare professional will use a thin, flexible tube to apply the rubber band to the hemorrhoids. The rubber band will bind the internal hemorrhoids and effectively cut off the flow of blood. The hemorrhoids will eventually die and slough off, and scar tissue will cover the area. This scar tissue will prevent the vein from bulging out of the anal canal.

The recovery time is fast and simple. After undergoing hemorrhoid banding, the patient should stay awake, drink plenty of clear fluids, and avoid strenuous activities for the next two to three days. While there is a chance that a patient may experience a bit of pain during the recovery time, this will be temporary and will go away on their own. After the procedure, the hemorrhoid will fall off and will no longer be bothersome.

No sedation

Hemorrhoids are usually painless, but they can cause a dull ache. You may experience a little bloating after the procedure, and if you are constipated, you can use OTC pain medications to ease the discomfort. You will likely not notice the hemorrhoid until you fall off or are in the bathroom. No sedation is necessary for this treatment.

The procedure involves using a tool and a special scope to look at the hemorrhoid. This tool has no nerves at the base and is safe for the patient. Usually, hemorrhoids fall off within a few weeks. However, if the hemorrhoids recur after the first treatment, the procedure must be repeated. The procedure can cause pain or discomfort during the procedure. It can also cause constipation or even a loose bowel movement.

No bowel movement

A person who has undergone hemorrhoids elastic band treatment may have problems with bowel movement after the procedure. During the first couple of days after surgery, the banding process may cause bleeding and discomfort. Although a small amount of bleeding is normal, prolonged bleeding should be addressed by a doctor. A laxative may help prevent constipation and gas after hemorrhoids elastic band treatment. While 8 out of 10 people benefit from the procedure, about 1 out of 10 patients will need to undergo surgery to get rid of the hemorrhoids permanently. If no bowel movement occurs after hemorrhoids elastic band treatment, discuss your concerns with your doctor or surgeon.

Some people experiencing constipation after hemorrhoids elastic band treatment may not be able to eat or drink for the first few days after the procedure. Symptoms may include a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen or a strong urge to urinate. Symptoms typically subside within a few days. Depending on the size and severity of the hemorrhoid, some patients may experience bleeding or pain during the first couple of days after the procedure. In such cases, stool softeners may be prescribed.

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