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can hemorrhoids cause labor in pregnancy

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: The pushing and straining with delivery often causehemmoroids to bleed or thrombosis. Avoid constipation which is often prt of pregnancy with fiber su ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Many hemorrhoids can be treated by surgical excision. Although it sounds horrific, the area can easily be numbed and the hemorrhoid removed. Still o ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fluids: In addition adequate fluids are critical keeping in mind anything with caffeine or alcohol dehydrates you and can lead to constipation, straining and ... Read More
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Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Fiber!: Constipation is the enemy of hemorrhoids. Pregnancy exacerbates constipation quite a bit. Go to the drugstore, buy some fiber (many kinds available, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluids and fiber: First, keep your stool soft with lots of fluids and fiber. If needed a stool softener can be used (something like docusate). If needed, preparation h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unknown : Nobody can predict the future. These should probably be checked by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. In the mean time, its ok to use topical over ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Although hemorrhoids can occur during pregnancy - they are not a sign of pregnancy. The best way to find out if you are pregnant is to take a home pre ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Mostly women have residual skin tags following hemorrhoid flares during pregnancy as a result of constipation and straining. The tags are benign and i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Fiber!: Start taking metamucil, or an equivalent fiber supplement 2-3 times per day. Your stools will be softer and do less harm during bms, which might redu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Moesinger
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medi ... Read More
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