Hemorrhoid banding is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal recovery time and very little pain and discomfort. But it is important to take care of the affected area after the procedure to avoid a recurrence of hemorrhoids. Here’s what you need to know.
You can resume exercise quickly after the procedure. Dr. Nowain advises his patients to take it easy for the rest of the day following the procedure, and resume normal activities the next day. You should also avoid lifting heavy objects for at least a few days, as this is a risk factor for hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid banding itself is not painful, but it is normal for patients to experience a sense of fullness or pressure after the procedure. Tylenol or Ibuprofen usually alleviates any symptoms.
Occasionally, you may experience bleeding after the hemorrhoid banding procedure. Do not be concerned if there is a minimal amount of blood. However, if bleeding continues lie flat with your bottom higher than your head and apply an ice pack to the area. If the bleeding does not stop within a half-hour, call our office or go to the emergency room. Bleeding complications are uncommon and occur <1% of the time.
If you have already visited Dr. Nowain, you can get in touch with him at the Center for GI Health through Patient Fusion website. Here you can ask questions and be in direct contact with Dr. Nowain!