What Is Hemorrhoid Banding?
Hemorrhoid banding in Mission Viejo is a method of removing internal hemorrhoids with the placement of tight band around the bottom of the affected veins in either the anus or lower part of the rectum. The procedure can be especially beneficial if you have internal hemorrhoids that are contributing to itching, bleeding, and pain. Banding is likely to be discussed if your hemorrhoids are internal and not going away or shrinking with other treatment attempts.
How Do You Prepare?
It can be helpful to have someone at home to take care of routine tasks until you recover from the procedure. It’s also recommended that patients have transportation arranged ahead of time. If you are taking blood-thinning medications for other purposes, you may be asked to temporarily stop taking them prior to undergoing a Hemorrhoid Banding procedure. You may also be asked about medications like NSAIDs that you may be taking since blood-thinning drugs can increase bleeding risks.
By the time rubber band ligation is considered, it’s usually been positively determined that your symptoms are related to internal rectal or anal hemorrhoids. However, a visual examination may still be done with a thin, rigid instrument with an attached light and camera (anoscopy) to determine whether or not the nature of the swollen veins has changed.