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Banding of Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are also known as piles and are soft lumps just inside of the anus. They generally do not cause any pain but can easily bleed and often itch.

If they are not treated then they can stretch to the outside of the anal passage. 

Haemorrhoids develop over time and are often associated to pregnancy and constipation.

The quicker the problem is dealt with the more likely it is to respond to simple treatments. As with any rectal bleeding it is important to make your doctor aware of it as early as possible. 

Banding of haemorrhoids is simply done by placing an elastic band around each haemorrhoid and cutting off the blood supply, this will mean that each will fall off within five to ten days. 

Banding may cause slight discomfort in the days after the procedure however over the counter painkillers can be taken to help. 

It is important that the process occurs naturally and by increasing the amount of water and fibre you take in the process can be less painful by keeping the stools soft and easily passable. 

We advise you to discuss any questions you may have with your consultant prior to any procedure.

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If the patient is paying for their own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551