hi i just had rubber band ligation yesterday, just want to share experience
I've had rhoids for years, so mine is not painful or bleeding. i went to see 2 specialist. one says i could live with it, or do PPH. he said with rubber band ligation, it might come back 2 or 3 years' time.
then another specialist at another hospital told me, I'm 30, better to do non-surgical treatment, and with rubber band ligation not necessarily the rhoids will re-develop again. even with PPH, rhoids may develop again. So I decided to listen to the latter.
About the procedure
I lie down on the bed sideways, the doc clean it first with something (i couldn't watch), then did the rubber thing, it was over in 1 minute. No pain, not as bad as I thought.
My doc warn me about the feeling of wanting to !**@!, 1 hour or whole evening. He wasn't kidding. It was agony. For many hours, I just feel like want to !**@!, but there's no !**@!. There's no pain, but it is worse than pain. I couldn't sleep well. But when I wake up the next day (this morning), it doesn't feel so bad now. So my advice is, whomever wanting to do this, make sure you eat nutritious food, drink plenty water then take sleeping pills, so you don't have to go through the agony.
Doc said I have stage 2/3 rhoids, maybe will drop off in 1 week. I'm just scared that it won't drop off, are there any cases of persons doing rubber band ligation but the rhoids doesn't drop ?
after the first day, i felt normal. I still don't know if the thing has drop off, but when I take a walk now, the thing doesn't come out. Will be meeting doc again next month to check again. So it's all good now.
I got the treament two day ago. Last night I felt so painful of my anal for about half an hour. But now, I feel better. In addition, I still can urine after the treament but not as easily as before. So do I need to see the doctor again? Thanks.
Had this surgery done at the same time I had a colonoscopy. Was pretty uncomfortable for about 16 hours. Had two medium size internal hemorrhoids banded. Discomfort was relieved by warm sit baths which I used about 3 times at about 10 minutes each time. My Doctor also allowed me to take up to 600 mg daily of Ibuprofen which helped a lot too - more than 600 mg daily can cause bleeding problems. Pain, pressure and difficult urination were all pretty much gone after 16 hours from time of banding. I consider this a pretty easy procedure to deal with and well worth the short time of discomfort for relief it has brought me. I am a 52 year old male.
You should consider an alternate treatment. I suggest bending over to pick up a 2 ft piece of railroad track. Really strain hard. When the hemorrhoids pop out about 4 inches, just cut them off with scissors. When you stand back up, they will be gone.This worked for me and I had to cut 5 of them off. They looked like night crawlers. I stopped the bleeding after 2 hours with a bag of cotton balls. I could have used the pieces for fishing worms.
I had outpatient surgery to remove internal and external hemorrhoids 3 months ago and have been in pure pain ever since. I could not drive or sit for 8 weeks. It was the most painful experience of my life. Yesterday I had the rubber banding done to remove 1 external one that got to be twice the size it originally was. I have not been able to go to the bathroom ever since the banding and have to take pain pills every four hours. The rubber banding is very tight and has a pinching feeling and now the hemorrhoid is like a marble. I hope it falls off easily.......???
been going through for 4weeks for hemys I have had for 4years that came and went, but mostly stayed. firs visit banded 2 immediate discomfort then by 2nd week pain persisted went back to get 3rd hemy banded. That was a 2 weeks ago but burning, stinging and jabbing pain persists i called dr, but couldnt reach he just faxed in more norcos which dont work, and make me loopy and i cant sleep! the hemy fell off last wed. but it is now monday again and going to die! i might try cutting them off like other user!lol, no way but i am desperate, it is bleeding more and I have begun getting diarahea. weird
I am a 65 year old male in good condition. I had a hemorroidectomy about 15 years ago and it was brutal. I had the first "large" hem banded today (1.5 hours ago)using the "CRH O'Regan System". The discomfort level was pretty intense in the first hour. Better now. No pain, just feel like something large is in there needing to come out. I will continue this dialog over the next week. I am scheduled for the second banding in 2 weeks. We'll see.
I decided to let some time go by before adding to this post. I've had a total of 3 bands; all within a 1 1/2 month period. The first (and oddly) the third were the most uncomfortable. After the third the doc said there was a 95% chance I would have no further need for his services (slight chance of a fourth hem). For several months it was magic. No longer any symptoms of hems. We went to DLand this summer and with all the walking, I did have a few problems - none serious. Since then, no real issues. I'll probably go back and have the doc take a quick look to see if there are any remaining issues. Overall score (1-5): 4.5.
I had a single painful internal hemorrhoid which the Doctor treated with 2 bands at the same time. I had terrible pain for about 2 hours. I did not feel when it fell off but I had the feeling that the anal opening had been tighter resulting in some pain whenever there was a bowel movement. It's been almost one year since but the wound keeps bleeding a little when I have an occasional constipation. Anybody having the same experience?
I had three hemorrhoids banded a month ago. No pain but about two weeks ago I was And still ambleeding. When a havea bowel movement it burns like crazy. Told my doctor and he said that one of the bands didn't take andwill have to do it again.what gets me is that he didn't tell me this after the procedure. I am going to look for another doctor.
i am due to go into hospital next week and i am terrified after reading all these negative comments! i have been suffering with piles for six years and i have had enough no pain can be any more painful than the pain i have been suffering, but i am not so sure now wether i should go through with it, because it seems that everyone has had a bad experience after the procedure. what should i do?
Please let me know how your surgery went. I have had large internal hems for 3 years. 2 years ago had IRC done twice and ended up in the hospital with excess bleeding and left me with external hemorrhoids and skin tags.
Recently saw new doc. Did Sigmoid. I have at least 6 large internal hems. Prolapse and external hems.
He said I don't want surgery and is going to try to use new banding CHR O'Regan procedure. Can only do 1 at a time and will be at least 3 bands per large hem.
He thinks this will lessen the externals so I won't need surgery. Right now it takes about 10 minutes to clean all around my Orangutang Butt after every BM.
I read about new harmonic scalpel surgery that shows good results and all done at one time. Recovery about 3 months.
I am going to do 1 band to try it. But, if it doesn't work, I either deal with all the bleeding and frustration or go for surgery.
Please let me know how you made out. I am a 50 year old active female. Thank you.
Hi, I'm 38 yr old female. Have the same rhoid for 10 yrs since being pregnant with my son that has never really gone away. Finally decided that i had enough so I had 1 band today. I'm so sore down there like throbbing pain. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being excruciating, I'm at about a 5. There's just this pressure like I have to go to the bathroom and then nothing happens. Doc said this is normal and gave me Tylenol with codeine. About to take that, and hopefully will feel ok in the morning. This sucks but way better than surgery.