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Could I have gotten hemorrhoids from giving birth vaginally?

Could I have gotten hemorrhoids from giving birth vaginally?

Indirectly: Pregnancy itself causes pelvic pressure & can cause women to get hemorrhoids. A vaginal delivery itself could aggravate the hemorrhoid veins that are already present, but not likely to have caused them to form in the first place.

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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It seems like I have internal hemorrhoids after giving birth. Is there any home remedies? Do they go away by themselves?

It seems like I have internal hemorrhoids after giving birth. Is there any home remedies? Do they go away by themselves?

We are born with the: Hemorrhoids are normal part of our anatomy. They are made of mostly blood vessels but include soft tissue with an external and internal components. A "flare up" is when they engorge with blood usually caused by any pressure on pelvis to include pregnancy. So yes you can treat them with topical preparation to decrease swelling but they can't go away.

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My mom has some hemorrhoids. She first got them from the pressure of giving birth. Sometimes it comes and goes still. What tests can she do to be safe?

My mom has some hemorrhoids. She first got them from the pressure of giving birth. Sometimes it comes and goes still. What tests can she do to be safe?

Tests?: Diagnosis and treatment for most hemorrhoid problems start with a simple visit to your doctor. Sometimes it just takes diet/ hydration/lifestyle adjustments to address the sx.

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After giving birth, I suffered from hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years its painful when I have bowl movements. How can I get rid of them?

After giving birth, I suffered from hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years its painful when I have bowl movements. How can I get rid of them?

Seek medical: Attention. Some time hemorrhoids could be treated medically and some need surgery. In the meanwhile her are some tips. Avoid constipation (fiber), seitz. Seek topical relief. (steroids), keep that area very clean. Exercise. Moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking 20–30 minutes a day, can help stimulate bowel function.

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Is it common to have hemorrhoieds after giving birth? If yes. Why?

Is it common to have hemorrhoieds after giving birth? If yes. Why?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are dilated veins caused by obstruction of blood return. During pregnancy, the weight and pressure of the uterus can inhibit blood return in the pelvic veins leading to dilation of the venous plexus at the anus.

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How long can preeclampsia last after giving birth?

How long can preeclampsia last after giving birth?

Up to 6 weeks: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption

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How long does hip pain usually last after giving birth?

How long does hip pain usually last after giving birth?

Hip pain: Shouldn't have hip pain after giving birth. Did something happen? Did you injury yourself?

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How long can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

How long can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

Varies: The first period is usually 3-6 weeks later. Often the first period is a little off from your norm. It is often too long or too short. Too heavy or two light. Things usually get back to normal after that. If you are breast-feeding irregularity may continue. Birth control will regulate you if needed.

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Can Lochia be thick, mucus like, yellow & in abundance? I also read it should be gone within a few weeks of giving birth, dose it last longer?

Can Lochia be thick, mucus like, yellow & in abundance? I also read it should be gone within a few weeks of giving birth, dose it last longer?

Lochia: Last 4 to 8 weeks. It has three stages. The last stage is white to yellow. Sounds normal and nothing to worry about.

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I noticed a single hemorrhoid today. I gave birth a week ago. Its about the size of a grape. Will it be this size forever?

I noticed a single hemorrhoid today. I gave birth a week ago. Its about the size of a grape. Will it be this size forever?

Will get smaller: Not at all. As your physiology returns to baseline, it is expected to shrink significantly. Avoid getting constipated and it will return more quickly. Congratulations on the birth of your child.

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I have struggled with severe hemorrhoids since the birth of my first child. They are extremely painful now during my 2nd pregnancy. Best rx?

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.

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I Need Answers Because This Is Embarrassing After I Gve Birth My Hemorrhoids CameOut The Doc Push Them Back in but now they wnt sty in &My child is 2?

Hemorrhoids: You are describing what is likely at least grade 3, possibly grade 4 (if you truly cannot push them back in) internal hemorrhoids. These will need to be fixed surgically. See you primary doctor soon for referral to a general or colorectal surgeon.

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I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

Constipation.: In this setting, the ideal would be to avoid medication altogether, if possible. I would begin by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and considering taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you need to increase your fluid intake also. If you increase this gradually, it will not cause excess gassiness. Good luck.

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Do internal hemorrhoids go away? Had since child birth 18mths ago. Some bowel movmts are easy and others are hard and bleed. Benefiber helps

Do internal hemorrhoids go away? Had since child birth 18mths ago. Some bowel movmts are easy and others are hard and bleed. Benefiber helps

Yes possibly: You need to drink a lot of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies, limit bananas, limit rice, breads and try to have 1-2 soft stools a day. Over time things should improve

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What would happen if I don't remove a hemorrhoid tag? My wife's got it since she gave birth to our baby. There is very little specs of blood in poop sometimes

What would happen if I don't remove a hemorrhoid tag? My wife's got it since she gave birth to our baby. There is very little specs of blood in poop sometimes

Hemorrhoid tags: Hemorrhoid tags are common especially in women after childbirth. They are usually of no great concern. Wash well after BMs and apply small amount of moisturize e.g. aloe or body moisturing cream. Avoid constipation as straining at the stool causes hemorrhoids to flare. Get adequate fluid and fiber in your diet of high vegetable and fruits.

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Painful bowel movements. Like brick being sent upwards; knocks wind out of me. Recently gave birth, also happens during menstruation. No hemorrhoids.

Painful bowel movements. Like brick being sent upwards; knocks wind out of me. Recently gave birth, also happens during menstruation. No hemorrhoids.

Scarring: There could be some scarring in the posterior cul-de-sac, the area between your vagina/uterus and the rectum/colon. That is, that when you have a bowel movement, it could be pulling on scar tissue. It's common to have pain in the area following giving birth, so hopefully this pain will dissipate with time. In the meantime, might consider using MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent to help ease movements

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Does anyone know about the best way to get rid of hemorrhoids after childbirth?

Does anyone know about the best way to get rid of hemorrhoids after childbirth?

In time: Hemorroids after chilfbirth, will subside most of the time after child birth with local care only, speak to yourob doctor who is an expert in this kind of problems.

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