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Is it ok to use hemorrhoid cream while pregnant

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hishalah Zvulon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Consider witch hazel pads eg. Tucks if the hemorrhoids are protruding and provided that you have no allergies to listed ingredients. Make sure you eat... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Hemorrhoid ?'s: Anusol or over the counter hemorrhoid creams are OK in pregnancy, but do not expect more than (very) temporary relief. This is common in pregnancy, a... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Thrombosed: If you're experiencing severe persistent rectal pain unrelieved by sitz baths and the cream, the clots may have to be excised from the hemorrhoids. A ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Recheck: Hate to say it, but if same pain in same spot, may have closed and clot still there, or incision did not get it all, or due to another issue. Needs re... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Proctocream: Any topical creams are safe in pregnancy, such as proctocream or preparation-h.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Both are safe to use externally to apply to hemorrhoids during pregnancy.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Pregnant/hemorrhoids: At 34 weeks of pregnancy, hemorrhoids are common, and unfortunately, there is little treatment which can alleviate the pain. Ask your provider for lid... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Several options: If really want them gone, the best way is to have them surgically treated. It matters where they are. Internal or external? Sometimes with time they... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Itching/irritation: Most creams can cause increased irritation if used too much or too heavily--allergic reactions are rare but may also exacerbate sypmtoms and worsen th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes, briefly: Triamcinolone is a long-acting corticosteroid used for a variety of problems. It is much stronger than the usual type of corticosteroid that is inclu... Read More

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