Hemorrhoidal ligation

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   Hemorrhoidal ligation


   A rubber band is placed over the internal hemorrhoid and cuts off its blood supply.
   The hemorrhoid and the band fall off in a week; you may or may not notice this.
   The procedure sometimes produces mild discomfort, bleeding and the sense of needing
   to move your bowels. The procedure may need to be repeated to treat different areas of
   hemorrhoids.

   We recommend that you take over the counter Tylenol® (acetaminophen) for the
   discomfort. Do not take aspirin or blood thinners for 2 weeks following banding, as
   this may lead to bleeding.

   Call the office if you:
   • Have excessive pain
   • Have a temperature of greater than 100.5 F
   • Have excessive bleeding (blood running down your leg, or passing blood or blood clots
       every hour)
   • Are unable to urinate




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