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how can i manage hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

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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 and tucks (witch hazel) pads can be used to shrink hemorrhoids and relieve the swelling.
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet: High fiber, high fluid diet. Hot sitz bth. Topical therapy.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016
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