Hemorrhoid Banding in Florida

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Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are inflamed veins that occur in one's lower anus or rectum. Hemorrhoids could arise within the rectum (internally) or on the anus (externally). Hemorrhoids most often appear when the walls of the veins in the anus or rectum become so thin that the veins bulge or protrude. In some situations, a blood clot might grow in the hemorrhoid (called a thrombosed hemorrhoid) and might be the source of concern.

If a hemorrhoid starts to become extremely painful or causes other health complications, then it might need to be removed. One approach frequently conducted to relieve internal hemorrhoids is hemorrhoid banding, also known as rubber band ligation. If you are seeking information on hemorrhoid banding in Florida our providers can help. At Gastroenterology Associates of Florida, our physician-led group of gastroenterologists in Florida commonly addresses hemorrhoids with hemorrhoid banding procedures.

Hemorrhoid banding is a technique wherein the flow of blood to a hemorrhoid is obstructed by securing a rubber band at its base. Over time, the hemorrhoid will shrivel and then go away. A scar will then form in the place of the hemorrhoid, preventing surrounding vessels from bulging or developing into more hemorrhoids in the vicinity.

Hemorrhoid banding is completed by placing an anoscope into the anus. The specialist then obtains a hold on the hemorrhoid and employs a tool to place a band encircling the base of the hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoid banding is typically restricted to treating just one or two hemorrhoids at a time except in cases where the person being treated is given anesthesia. Schedule an appointment with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida for additional information on how we address hemorrhoid issues.

Depending on the individual patient, the recovery and situation post-hemorrhoid banding can differ. Some patients are able to resume regular activities nearly immediately following the procedure, though others require a few days of rest in bed to recover. Discomfort is typical for as many as two days after hemorrhoid banding and bleeding might occur for up to 10 days following the procedure.

Our Gastroenterology Associates of Florida GI providers will provide detailed post-treatment instructions to abide by once your hemorrhoid banding procedure is finished. To lessen the chance of bleeding, it is of the utmost importance to be sure not to take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for at least four days pre or post-procedure. To diminish pressure in the rectum, it is encouraged that the patient consumes plenty of fluids and ingests a diet with high amounts of fiber to promote smooth bowel movements.

Hemorrhoid banding in Florida is a non-surgical practice regularly provided by board-certified gastroenterologists. Our gastroenterologists provide this routine procedure at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida and are proud to have helped thousands of individuals find relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. If you or a loved one deal with the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids, we encourage you to contact Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to learn more about hemorrhoid banding or to locate a gastroenterologist.

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