A 38-year-old member asked:
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after having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

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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 reduce your hemorrhoids. This doesn't always work though, so if you're suffering, or you have bleeding, it's best to seek medical care.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Easy sometimes.: Often they will disappear by themselves once the baby is gone and your body gets back to normal. High fiber diets plenty of fluids and a good diet should do the trick. Sometimes surgery is required but this is unusual.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Surgery or time: Depending on the type and extent of your hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus), time alone may make them shrink. For some women, permanent enlarged internal hemorrhoids may prolapse out with bowel movements and require surgery. External hemorrhoids usually shrink, but will leave tags of skin in their wake, which can be bothersome, and make hygiene difficult. Surgery is indicated then.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Chinese Medicine: Another option is to consult with a chinese medicine/acupuncture physician. This avenue helps balance the body and stimulate self healing and can be done in conjunction with your regular care. Homeopathy can help a great deal as well.
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
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Yes: Usual resolve with delivery. In the mean time suggest a hi-fiber diet and stool softners. Anusol HC suppositories may help
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active.

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