PATIENT CARE

Banding of Haemorrhoids

A guide to helping you decide

Haemorrhoids or piles can be a nuisance. The first decision you need to make is are they bothering you enough to want them fixed. The commonest problems are:

  • Bleeding

  • Prolapse or swellings around your back passage when you open your bowels or permanently

  • Itching around your back passage

  • Leakage or a constant feeling of wetness around the back passage

 

Bleeding from piles can be treated with banding done in clinic. It is a simple treatment that involves an examination of your back passage in clinic with a proctoscope and application of bands to treat your piles.

 

Banding of piles

  • Takes a few minutes

  • Does not require any anaesthetic

  • Is well tolerated

  • Does not require time off work

 

Efficacy of banding

It is successful in treating bleeding in 70% of patients with early haemorrhoids (Grade 2). Recurrence rates vary between 10-25% depending on the stage of haemorrhoids. It can be repeated easily and is often the first treatment for piles that are small and bleed often

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