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what is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

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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. Increasing fiber intake also helps. You can use over-the-counter hemorrhoid remedies, which are safe to use during pregnancy.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Hydrocortisone: Hemorrhoids are common during pregnancy and even moreso after vaginal delivery. Ointments or suppositories, especially those containing hydrocortisone, can relieve symptoms. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and plenty of fluids to minimize hard stools are good preventative measures too.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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