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Why do pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Why do pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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How do women in mid twenties get hemorrhoids?

How do women in mid twenties get hemorrhoids?

Risk Factors?: Factors that impact hemorrhoids include: straining w bowel movements, pregnancy, obesity, sitting on the toilet for a long time, aging, heredity, constipation, or over-use of laxatives/ enemas. Just being in an upright position puts pressures on the veins that form hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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When can a pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

When can a pregnant women get hemorrhoids?

Depends: Usually during second trimester when the weight of the fetus starts pressing on the veins in the pelvis. As a result of effects of hormones during pregnancy the circulation in the veins slow down and hence may result in hemorrhoidal engorgement earlier. It is similar to varicose veins which are also common during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active. ...Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

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

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during the pregnancy?

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

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

How can I get hemorrhoids to go away?

Tincture of Time: Acute flare ups are typically self-limited. If there is a thrombosed hemorrhoid this too will also go away althought you may end up with a tag of extra tissue. Repeated flare ups can lead to a prominence of extra hemorrhoidal tissue that will not go away and may need surgical intervention. Avoid constipation and use good bowel habits. No reading on the toilet. ...Read more

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Are men or women more susceptible to hemorrhoids?

Tossup: This one is a toss-up. Women are more prone to hemorrhoids because of pregnancy. This causes dilatation of the hemorrhoidal veins. Men who are overweight, drink excessively, or have jobs requiring lots of sitting are prone to hemorrhoids. I've seen the frequency roughly equal in my practice. ...Read more

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What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

What happens you get a external hemorrhoid banded?

Painful: There are internal & external hemorrhoids. Internal ones can be banded because there are no skin nerve pain fibers, as compared to external ones. External ones have skin pain nerve fibers & would not be comfortable to band those. Banding internal hemorrhoids may make the external ones resolve if they are not too large. ...Read more

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Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Can i still get hemorrhoids after a hemorrhoidectmy?

Yes: Hemorrhoidal tissue is normal for everyone. U can not remove all of it as it will cause severe structure. Then u can't have a vowel movement. Best thing is to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Will i need to get my hemorrhoids surgically treated?

Quality of life: You have hemorrhoids. You are wondering if surgery would help. You quality of life is important. Talk to your surgeon. If you are finding hemorrhoids are interfering with your quality of life then get surgery. If you feel they are not then continue to manage them. Most patients describe relief after hemorrhoids are treated. They can recursive don't forget. ...Read more

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How old are people, usually, when they get hemorrhoids?

Anywhere from: Birth to 70'sand above. Hemorrhoids are normal veins that we are all born with. Irritation of the hemorrhoids can cause flareups at any age. Avoid constipation and chronic diarrhea. Treat the hemorrhoids nicely and they will be with you for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can you get medications for hemorrhoids at the drug store?

Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more

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How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

How did my sister get hemorrhoids and how can she treat them?

Normal anatomy: Hemorrhoid veins are normal anatomy at the anal opening. These normal veins can develop enlargement or irritation from constipation & straining at the toilet. Avoid constipation & straining at the toilet. Eat high fiber foods, take metamucil. See a surgeon if there is persistent pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Are hemorrhoids normal? Does everybody get them at some point?

Hemorrhoid causes: Not everyone get hemorrhoids. They can happen with increased venous pressure, straining, lifting, coughing. They don't impact your long term health, but they cause a lot of distress. Okay to check in with your doc for advise and exam. ...Read more

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Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Is there a quick and easy way to get relief from my hemorrhoids?

Ice/heat & topical: Alternate ice and heat the first 24 hours, then heat only--sit in tub of moderately hot water. Apply topical medication containing cortisone. Anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc.) will help with the pain & swelling. ...Read more

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