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OMG how painful is this procedure??? I went to work while doing the bowel prep, wasnt advised not to and the hospital was suprised when they found out I had gone to work.
The procedure itself was nothing short of horrific, I was screaming in pain and begging them to stop and I heard the Dr ask 'as she calmed down yet' this is not what I wanted to hear, he could of asked if I was ok.
Anyway nothing was found except 3 internal haemorrhoids which were banded. The pain after was excruciating, I was sick and rolling around the bed in agony, not offered any pain relief. I kept saying how ill I felt and how much pain I was in and it fell on deaf ears. I was sent home with no painkillers or aftercare advice, I wasnt told what painkillers to take and advised to take a day off work due to the sedation and not the procedure.
Every painkiller I took didnt get anywhere near the pain, warm baths are the only thing that helped a little. I couldnt make work for 3 days as I say I was on a scale of 10 for pain and here I am a week later still in pain. I have chronic leg pain, stomach pain and painful bum, my skin feels tender and bruised, I just dont feel right and have chronic diarrhoea and nausea. I have to go to work today and feel so ill and tired.
I am thinking of complaining about the procedure and aftercare but dont think it will solve anything.
How have others found the banding procedure????
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