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Do 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Controversial: Most people do not need an episiotomy. In fact episiotomies cause more pain, more blood loss and greater tearing than letting the perineum stretch and tear on its own. There are infrequent situations where the baby may need to be delivered urgently or the shoulders are stuck and performing an episiotomy may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: A tough but good question. It is thought to be caused by the stimulation of melanocytes or pigment-producing cells estrogen and progesterone. This can cause those cells to produce more melanin pigment when the skin is exposed to sun. Pregnancy can trigger this as can the use of birth control pills. It is a frustrating condition to have and to try and treat as there are no guaranteed treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Blood vessels: Hemorrhoids are related to outpouchings of blood vessels near the anus. There are 2 kinds, internal and external. The external variety usually causes more symptoms. They can often be treated by eliminating constipation, but if this does not help there are operations to remove them. Sometimes they also occur during pregnancy, and go away afterwards. ...Read more
Fusion of the embryo: Fusion of the embryo with the inner layer of the uterus which then becomes the support for the embryo to turn into a fetus and ultimately in 40 weeks time, a baby who can breathe on his own. The implantation may take place outside the uterus, we call that ectopic pregnancy and it is dangerous for the mother. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Risk Factors: There are hormonal changes that can cause some women to experience mood fluctuations. Also, women with a previous history of depression are at greater risk. In addition, if a woman is experiencing a general lack of support or severe environmental stress, there would be a greater risk of depression. ...Read more
Not scientific: That is not a scientific fact, nor a true myth. In your experience you may see this, but it does not hold true when one begins to define 'emotional' or look at different sub cultures. In California or in America women are socialized to express their emotions in ways different than men are socialized to express their emotions. Your question is unanswerable. ...Read more
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