Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure to remove them.

Banding is used to treat painful, swollen hemorrhoids. The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:

  • Severely bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Severely painful hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoid containing a blood clot (thrombosed hemorrhoid)
  • Hemorrhoids that protrude through the anus (prolapsed hemorrhoids)

Grade 2 Hemorrhoid
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