Rubber Band Ligation

Rubber band ligation (RBL) is a treatment done for internal hemorrhoids. In this procedure, the blood supply to the hemorrhoid is stopped by applying a small band at the base of hemorrhoid. This results in hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off in a few days.

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How to treat hemorrhoids with rectal prolapse?

Query: I am a patient of Prolapsed Internal Piles of 3rd Degree since birth. Now I am 40 years age. My piles masses come out while passing stool and after stool i need to push them back with hand inwards. I sometimes have pain / bleeding. Is Rubber band Ligation is successful for this type or some other...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well it may be Third degree pile, or a prolapsed rectal mucosa. People with chronic constipation can have rectal wall prolapse.. This can only be differentiated while examining this mass looking thing on rectal and anal examination. The endoscopic band ligati...  Read Full »

External Hemorrhoid Relief

Query: Hi doctor, I am a software engineer. I got an external hemorrhoid for the past two days. There is no bleeding, but it is painful. Also, there is no constipation as such. Seven months back, it used to happen frequently and it used to go away on its own in a few days. I was exercising earlier and now ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can apply Anovate cream (Beclomethasone, Phenylephrine and Lignocaine) for three to five times a day. Remember, all the local acting cream has duration of action of four to six hours and need to be applied again. If pain is severe, then try oral medication like Do...  Read Full »

Can I undergo banding for bleeding internal piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old unmarried girl. I have bright red blood in the stool. I have consulted three doctors each of them did proctoscopy.  They said that I have one or two internal piles. I also have pain during and after defecation in the anal and buttock area. I have always been a chro...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding of piles may or may not present daily. It depends on a lot of factors like the grade of piles, underlying constipation, etc. Since you have grade two piles with recurrent bleeding, it is advisable to undergo surgery. Nowadays it is better to go for the stapler h...  Read Full »

I have been facing a problem with hemorrhoids for the past 3 years.Please help.

Query: Hi, I have been facing a problem with hemorrhoids for the past 3 years. I have been taking Anusol suppositories inserted directly into my anus as it was advised by the doctor. But to my disappointment it keeps coming back. What option can you suggest to get it treated once for all?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaheen Zafar

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your hemorrhoids is persisting with the medical treatment then there are other options for its treatment. The other treatment options are: Rubber Band Ligation (RBL) - a small band which is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid mass cuts off the blood supply to the ma...  Read Full »

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