Hemorrhoid Banding in Washington

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Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that occur in one's lower rectum or anus. Hemorrhoids can occur within the rectum (internally) or outside, on the anus (externally). It usually occurs when the vein walls in one's anus or rectum become so thin that the veins swell or protrude. In some situations, a blood clot could develop in the hemorrhoid (called a thrombosed hemorrhoid) and cause concern.

If a hemorrhoid becomes extremely painful or is responsible for additional health concerns, it may need to be removed. One procedure frequently conducted to remove internal hemorrhoids is hemorrhoid banding, also called rubber band ligation. If you are seeking information regarding hemorrhoid banding in Washington, our providers can help. At Washington Gastroenterology, our physician-led team of GI providers frequently treats hemorrhoids using hemorrhoid banding procedures.

Hemorrhoid banding is a process where the blood flow to a hemorrhoid is obstructed by placing a rubber band at the base of it. Over time, the hemorrhoid will grow smaller and then cease to be. A scar will then form where the hemorrhoid was, stopping surrounding vessels from swelling or developing into other hemorrhoids within the area.

Hemorrhoid banding is completed by inserting an anoscope into the anus. The provider then secures the hemorrhoid and uses a tool to place a band around the hemorrhoid's base. Hemorrhoid banding is traditionally restricted to treating just one or two hemorrhoids in a given treatment unless the individual is under anesthesia.

Depending on the person, the recovery and situation following hemorrhoid banding could differ. Some patients can resume normal function almost immediately following the procedure, while others require a couple of days of rest in bed to recover. Pain is common for up to 48 hours following hemorrhoid banding, and bleeding may happen for up to 10 days following the procedure.

Our Washington Gastroenterology GI team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to follow once the hemorrhoid banding procedure is complete. To reduce the possibility of bleeding, it is of the utmost importance to avoid taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/NSAIDs for four days before or after the procedure. To diminish pressure in the rectum, it is suggested that the patient consume plenty of fluids and ingest a diet high in fiber to help promote smooth bowel movements.

Hemorrhoid banding in Washington is a nonsurgical procedure commonly provided by a board-certified gastroenterologist. Our gastrointestinal providers offer this routine procedure at Washington Gastroenterology and have helped thousands of individuals experience an end to suffering from hemorrhoid symptoms. If you or a loved one deal with the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids, please reach out to a local Washington Gastroenterology to learn more about hemorrhoid banding or to connect with a gastroenterology specialist near you.

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