Haemorrhoids or piles can be a nuisance. The first decision you need to make is are they bothering you enough to want them fixed. The commonest problems are:
Bleeding from piles can be treated with banding done in clinic. It is a simple treatment that involves an examination of your back passage in clinic with a proctoscope and application of bands to treat your piles.
It is successful in treating bleeding in 70% of patients with early haemorrhoids (Grade 2). Recurrence rates vary between 10-25% depending on the stage of haemorrhoids. It can be repeated easily and is often the first treatment for piles that are small and bleed often.