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It is pretty much normal, 4 days post banding to see blood on the stools. The reason behind this is that by the 4th day the hemorrhoids that have been banded start to whither off from the banded stalk and this leaves a raw surface on the mucosa of the rectum. When stool passes through the anal canal, the raw surface bleeds due to friction and that blood is seen on the stools.
If you do not have excessive bleeding, fresh red or in the form of blood clots then this nothing to worry about.
I would however, encourage that you keep your stool soft during this time period. Drink more water, walk and eat a high fiber diet.
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No, usually the blood only comes out with the stools. Blood on the toilet paper is seen with lesions on the anal verge like acute anal fissures rather than with hemorrhoids or post banding.
Yes, bands can be of different colors but green is the more commonly used because it can be readily seen on the red background.
They can bleed for 4 to 7 days but every day the bleeding should be less than the last.
Give it 7 days in total after the procedure, if it has not stopped by that time, see your doctor.
Mucus is a normal secretion from the rectum, you see more mucus because the area is still irritated after the procedure. Jelly type blood is because it is less blood and more exudation as a response to healing.
Yes, that is correct.
When is your follow up appointment with your surgeon?
Well, generally we give it 10 days to 2 weeks. But in case it does not stop, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
No speculations here, the cause is simply a non healed wound or delayed healing if it does not get better in another week.