One of the most widely known ways to treat an internal hemorrhoid is hemorrhoid banding. This procedure involves putting a rubber band around the internal hemorrhoid, which will successfully block off blood supply to it. This will cause the hemorrhoid to die and then fall off. This procedure is a very effective one, but can also be somewhat painful during the removal and recovery process. However, there are certain things that you can do to try and make the process as good as it can possibly be for you. This article will discuss 2 tips for recovering from hemorrhoid banding.
You are likely going to feel some pain in your lower abdomen and your rectum, due to the rubber band that is placed inside of you. A good way to combat this pain and discomfort is to take a sitz bath. This is a bath that simply involves warm water. You don't want to add soaps or anything of this nature because this may irritate your rectum, and you also don't want to make it too hot because this can irritate your rectum as well. You will want to sit in this bath for a short period of time until you being to feel some relief. You can repeat this process several times a day, if you find it to be helpful for you.
Take Stool Softeners and Increase Water Intake
One thing that is going to feel excessively painful when you are going through the recovery process of hemorrhoid banding is going to the bathroom and having a hard stool. This will likely cause your hemorrhoid a great deal of irritation and will make for a very sharp and painful bowel movement. Thankfully, there is something that you can do so that this doesn't happen. You can use stool softeners to help soften your stool and make it come out much more smoothly and less painfully. However, in order for stool softeners to be effective for you, you are going to need to make sure that you drink a great deal of water. This is what is going to help flush the stool softener through your system and create the softened stool. Your doctor may be able to tell you about how many stool softeners that the recommend you take each day, and then you can vary this according to whether or not you are able to have a soft bowel movement.