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Hemorrhoid Banding in Clinic (6913)

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Hemorrhoid Banding in Clinic

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in your
rectum. Banding can correct minor internal
hemorrhoids. A small, lighted scope is
placed into your anus to fully see the anus
and lower rectum. With small tools, a latex
band is wrapped around the base of the
hemorrhoid. The band cuts off the blood
supply to the tissue. The hemorrhoid and the
band fall off in 3 – 10 days.

Bowel Prep
If ordered by your doctor, you may be given
an enema just before the procedure.

After the Banding

 Nothing strenuous for 24-48 hours
after the banding.
 Do not lift more than 20 pounds for
24-48 hours.
Use Tylenol® as directed for pain relief. Ask
your doctor when it is safe to take aspirin or
ibuprofen. You may have rectal pressure
and painful rectal spasms. This can last
until the bands fall off. To help relieve these
pains, sit in a bathtub of warm water 2 – 4
times a day and after each bowel movement.

You may have some bleeding with bowel
movements until the bands fall off and for a
few days after with each bowel movement.
The bands will fall off between day 3 – 10
after the procedure. Expect to have some
bleeding and more pain when this happens.
You may need to take narcotic pain pills
Prevent Constipation
▪ Follow the urge to have a bowel
movement, do not delay or ‘hold it’.
▪ Banding can cause pressure and give
you a sensation that you have to have
a bowel movement but no stool is
▪ Be sure to drink 8 to 10 (8-ounce)
glasses of fluid (water, juice, tea) per
▪ Eat plenty of foods high in fiber such
as fruits, vegetables, and whole grain
▪ Take a stool softener (docusate
sodium, Colace®) a couple of times a
day or a bulk fiber laxative
(Metamucil®). Follow package

When to Call the Doctor
 Pain not relieved by Tylenol®.
 Heavy bleeding after the bands and
tissue fall off.
 Excess bleeding that does not stop
after you apply pressure to rectal area
for 10 minutes.
 Temperature (by mouth) greater than
100.4 θ F.
 Problems passing urine.
 Temperature (by mouth) greater than
100.4 θ F.

Phone Number

Digestive Health Center: (608) 890-5000.

After hours, weekends or holidays this number will be answered by the paging operator. Ask
for the doctor on call or ask for Dr.________________________. Leave your name and phone
number with area code. The doctor will call you back.

If you live out of the area, call (855) 342-9900.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any
questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice.
This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each person’s health needs are different, you
should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using this information. If you have an emergency, please
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