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hemorrhoids early sign of pregnancy

A 56-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

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hemorrhoids...: They are usually caused by vascular congestion(blood vessels get inflamed) which increases as pregnancy progresses.Not likely to disappear as you prog ... Read More
A 44-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 48-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 39-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 34-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 45-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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. ... Read More
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A 36-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 46-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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