MARK COLEMAN - Consultant Surgeon
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Banding of haemorrhoids (piles)

Most piles can be banded in the outpatients clinic comfortably with no anaesthetic. Small rubber (non latex) bands are placed on the piles internally 3-4 times by sucking them into a vacuum device through a 8cm long telescope inserted through the back passage. For 2-3 days afterwards it is normal to experience some discomfort which occasionally requires paracetamol.

After 7-10 days the pile drops off often accompanied by some bleeding or the passage of a blood clot. The banding procedure sometimes needs to be repeated at subsequent outpatient review 6 weeks later. If severe pain or bleeding occurs it is advisable to seek medical help.

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