Before your appointment, do one rectal enema at home. Please inform the doctor or the nurse if you are taking any blood thinners, Asprin, Advil, Aleve, or any related Non-Steroids Anti-Inflammatory medication (NSAID), or if you have any heart problems.
What is this procedure?
Rubber Band Ligation is a procedure in which the internal hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid shrinks and scars in. This treatment is for internal hemorrhoids only and cannot be used for external hemorrhoids.
Surgical excision remains the most effective treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids, but is generally reserved for patients who fail or cannot tolerate an office-based procedure such as Rubber Band Ligation or patients who have external hemorrhoids.
Avoid constipation. You should have a bowel movement every day or every other day. When you have a bowel movement, you should not have to strain. Your bowel movements consistently should not be hard and ideally should be of the texture of a ripe banana.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid getting constipated or having hard stools:
If you need to reach the doctor during regular business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) Sunday through Thursday, please call the Contact Center 800 8 CCAD (800 8 2223) and request to be transferred to the Colorectal Surgery Clinic in the Digestive Disease Institute.
After hours and during weekends, please call the Contact Center 800 8 CCAD (800 8 2223) and request to speak to the physician On-Call in the Emergency Department, the triage nurse, or come to the Emergency Department if any concerning symptoms.
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