I am so so sorry for all of your discomfort. I know that my Sister-in-Law had one of hers banded after pregnancy and she said that the discomfort lasted about 3 days. Once they fell off, she was fine. The pain is from the painful blood clot that has been formed due to the tight rubber band placed around the hemorrhoid. Once they fall of, your pain should dramatically improve. I know you are in a lot of pain right now, but just remember, it will be over soon, as opposed to the traditional, when your recovery could be as long as 6 months or so. This is definitely a better way to go. Please keep us informed of your recovery and let us know when you start feeling some relief. By the way, have you called your doctor about this? Did he say when the pain might subside?
Thank you so much. Its is so nice to get a reply. The pain is a little less, and I cant wait til it falls off. Thank you so much.
Oh I am never doing this again! its evil!! Been in bed for 2 days and the doctor didnt warn me about the recovery time.
Oh ya, that seems to be a common theme on this board. Doctor's don't tell you anything about recovery time, post op instructions etc... I have heard many surgeans say that if they told their patients the horror of any anal surgery, the patient pobably wouldn't go through with it. I think that's pretty tricky and it sets a lot of people up for some serious pain as they were not better prepared for it.
Good luck and keep us (me) updated. I may have to go through a banding in the future and would love to hear about how everything went after "it" fell off.
These doctors are really jerks. I should have been told what to expect, and I should never have been allowed to drive home in that severe of pain.
I am still in pain after 4 days.
The doctor lied to me. he said it would take 24-48 hours for the bands to fall off, and that is not true, it takes up to a week.
Mine are still killing me and now my stomach is a wreck from the painkillers.
Nice to loose a week off work for this bulls#it. I should have been told there was a recovery time. All the jacka$$ said was" you may experience some discomfort" big lie!
I hate doctors right now, such egomaniac a$$holes!
No human emotion of the pain and suffering they cause when they mislead and outright lie to suffering patients.
Dont EVER get this banding done unless you are put out and given tons of painkillers beforehand and take every 3 hours afterwards.