Hemorrhoid Banding or Ligation
 
 

Hemorrhoid Banding or Ligation

Hemorrhoid banding or ligation binds the bottom of hemorrhoid with a rubber band, stopping the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. The doctor uses an anoscope to view the hemorrhoid and the hemorrhoid is grabbed by a device. The device puts a rubber band to surround the hemorrhoid base. With the flow of blood cut off, the hemorrhoid becomes smaller and eventually dies, usually within seven days.

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