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Can Hemorrhoids Cause Labor In Pregnancy
Painless hemorrhoids during pregnancy will they give me problems during labor and am I prone to tearing?
Possibly: The pushing and straining with delivery often causehemmoroids to bleed or thrombosis. Avoid constipation which is often prt of pregnancy with fiber such as metamucil, increased fruits and vegetables, and lots of water (which will unfortunately send you to the bathroom more frequently). ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have struggled with severe hemorrhoids since the birth of my first child. They are extremely painful now during my 2nd pregnancy. Best rx?
Depends: Many hemorrhoids can be treated by surgical excision. Although it sounds horrific, the area can easily be numbed and the hemorrhoid removed. Still other hemorrhoids can be banded and they will fall off. However, there is always the possibility of recurrence. Mainstays in treatment include stool softners, plenty of fiber, maintaining a good diet, and limiting time on the commode. ...Read more
Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners to treat associated constipation. Good luck! ...Read more
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 don't recommend removing them. True hemorrhoid problems should be avoided by a good high fiber diet and drinking lots of fluids and preferably non alcoholic, non caffeinated fluids. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Just developed my 1st external hemorrhoid. Did not have any even after 2 pregnancies. Will it resolve on its own or do I need to see a dr?
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 the counter hemorrhoid creams. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Right thing: Your OB doctor is an expert and see this common problem all the time, after delivery most likely they reduce them most of the time will heal on their own, rarely need a surgical consult and treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible to get hemorrhoids in early pregnancy and then the symptoms just go away at 5 weeks pregnant?
Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy? How to get rid of it? It itch and is visible during sex
I am 30. I had a baby 2 years ago. Since then I have had 2 bloody stools. Probably one each year. Is this a case of hemorrhoids due to pregnancy?
Maybe: Talk to your doctor and see if you can be seen by a colo-rectal surgeon. Some one needs to look up there, and you might as well have an expert do it. ...Read more
Reasons for a late/missed period besides pregnancy? I think it's an external hemorrhoid, it's been a week, I'm pretty worried?
I have one sided flat stools sometimes. I have been examined and have a lot of internal and external hemorrhoids from pregnancy. Could it be colon ca?
Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy. There is no bleeding also. Only irritation. It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece
No, but. ..: No hemorrhoids or fissure will not affect the pregnancy, but pregrenacy does increase intra-abdominal pressure and that can worsen hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Use a natural fiber such as citrucel and eat smart to keep your bowel movements soft and regular to reduce the effects of pregancy on hemorroids and anal fissure. Try not to sit on the toliet very long and try not to strain. ...Read more
Is it possible for my external hemorrhoid to heal after vaginal labor? What treatment should I take to prevent it become worse after labor?
I've had hemorrhoid even before pregnant. Is it dangerous if I have vaginal birth with severe hemorrhoid? Will it burst during labour?
Does having a previous endometritis effect current pregnancy or cause any type of complications during labor and delivery?
No: Mastocytosis is caused by mutations in the DNA that lead to increased mast cell growth. These mutations occur randomly, not due to pregnancy or labor. Hormonal changes in pregnancy may exacerbate the symptoms of mastocytosis, or can also lead to other problems like hives during or after pregnancy. See an allergist/immunologist or a provider that specializes in mastocytosis for more info. ...Read more
Does green tea cause contractions or induce labor? I've been told that it does for people in the later stage of pregnancy.
No evidence: I've checked multiple resources and can find no evidence that green tea will induce labor. It's not even among the traditional herbal labor inducers. There could be some caffeine in green tea, though. So it appears this is one of those internet things that don't bear up under examination. If wanting to induce your labor, please talk with your ob-gyn physician. ...Read more
How can bacterial vaginosis causes preterm labor? If once it happened and treated for next pregnancy, what is the chance of repeat preterm labor?
B.V. and early labor: Bacterial vaginitis residing and multiplying in the vagina came cause white blood cell mobilization, irritation to the vagina, and effusion through leaking amniotic membranes into the uterus causing internal infection with resulting premature labor. Once it is treated effectively it is not a problem so have your OB assess the vaginal area regularly during your next pregnancy to eliminate B.V. ...Read more
I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will I beable to get my labor induce?
IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier, if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 I would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and I would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more
Does taking fish oil late in pregnancy (36 wks) - EPA specifically, cause issues with bleeding during labor? My midwife mentioned this
I had one doctor say yes and another say no so can running during pregnancy cause preterm labor? Can running cause the cervix to dilate?
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