Now I have an explanation for what happened to me yesterday. My doctor tells me that after the rubber band procedure, where my hemorrhoid died and fell off, there was a scab remaining. Usually (in the majority of these surgeries) the scab heals and you never hear from that hemorrhoid again. However, in 3% of these surgeries, the scab falls off and there is a rupture of sorts. This is what happened to me. That being said, if you get your hemorrhoid removed, let’s hope that you are not in this 3 %!