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Rubber Band Ligation For Hemorrhoid Treatments

By Terry Connor_

A common surgical approach to the treatment of hemorrhoids is rubber band ligation also known as hemorrhoid banding and depending of the site you visit the rate of success fluctuates between fifty to seventy percent. If you have a internal hemorrhoid that the doctor considers to be second degree than you may be eligible for this hemorrhoid treatment procedure. In this particular article I will go through the rubber band ligation procedure as well as the potential side effects.

The rubber band ligation procedure is normally performed in a doctors office in which the person will lie on his or her side and bring up their knees to their chest. The doctor will use a proctoscope which is inserted into the rectum which allows room in the anal cavity for the medical devices used in this procedure. The doctor will then use a pair of forceps to allow room for the Barron ligator device which is lined up with the infected hemorrhoid and to place a small rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid which will hopefully cut off the blood supply causing the pile to dry out and fall off.

The rubber band ligation procedure has been used in hemorrhoid treatments for hundreds of years with Hippocrates writing about tying off a hemorrhoid with a piece of string in order to find some relief for his patient. Today after the procedure has been completed the patient goes straight home and is told not to take any form of Aspirin for the next fourteen days as this particular painkiller causes muscles to swell and contract which is the last thing your want after hemorrhoid surgery.

The potential side effects of hemorrhoid banding can be pretty scary. Possible side effects include the rubber band slipping or breaking, bleeding, pain, anal fissure and a infection at the site of the hemorrhoid. The main problem with the rubber band ligation hemorrhoid procedure is that it may take care of the present hemorrhoid but does nothing to prevent more hemorrhoids from appearing in the future.

Rubber band ligation or hemorrhoid banding is a possible treatment for those whose bottom problems have become too much to handle. What I recommend people to do is look for ways to prevent hemorrhoid growth in the first place through nutritional and holistic methods that have shown great success in removing and preventing future hemorrhoid occurrences.

Want to find out more about rubber band ligation, then visit Terry Connor’s site on how to choose the best hemorrhoid treatments for your needs.

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Connor_, Terry "Rubber Band Ligation For Hemorrhoid Treatments." Rubber Band Ligation For Hemorrhoid Treatments. 1 Jul. 2010. 7 Sep 2014 <>.

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