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Old 09-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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StarrGuy HB User
Stapled hemorrhoidopexy vs Banding

I have grade 1 and 2 internal hems and my surgeon has recommended either a stapled hemorrhoidopexy (PPH) or banding, assuming ofcourse, that I don't just want to wait them out.

Banding is fairly straightforward. What I'm looking for are experiences of people who have had a stapled hemorrhoidopexy and results in both the short and long term.

I have already gone through the fissure-absess-fistula story and the hems are the latest chapter. I do have a good, specialized surgeon, who has, so far, delivered some good results (albeit sometimes painful).

I've almost ruled out banding, as I don't wish to have multiple procedures every few weeks. So I'm just trying to determine if PPH is worth the risks (some scary stories about it here...).

Anyone with experience, either the procedures or the issue itself, kindly comment.

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy vs Banding

I'm a 40 year-old guy and I had PPH about 10 days ago and I'm back to 100%. I put it off for years because I'm a competitive athlete with a busy job and lots of travel. Finally, I pulled the trigger as of 12/12 and within three days, I was off pain killers and back at work. It took another two days before I could exercise vigorously, and now, 10 later, I have no symptoms, no pain, and no problems. The hot baths made me feel like a champ and took care of a lot of the pain early on. Like all things, being in good shape makes adjustment and recovery much easier.

Old 12-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Re: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy vs Banding

I had both procedures for my piles (grade 3 internal that prolapsed,) 42 yr old male.
banding was a complete waste of time and pain.
Had pph done in June and it has taken me about 4 mts for everything to settle down, after the initial operative pain (7 tough days, I'll kid you not!) things were a sore, blood afer almost every bm, bit of urgency but this was restricted to 10 mins before bm and this was always in the morning shortly I woke. Now 6 months later I sent my surgeon a Xmas card telling him that ge had fixed me :-) and that I now have normal bm, no prolapse, swelling etc. I would highly reccommend it, get a corectal surgeon specialising in this. I would have no quams recommending this procedure, give it plenty of time to heal, best of luck

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