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Managing Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy
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
Keep 'em soft!: Anal fissure treatment is aimed at controlling constipation and reducing anal sphincter spasm. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and lots of fluids help relieve constipation and keep bms soft. Warm water sitz baths for 15 minutes 3-4 times a day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Occasionally, a variety of special medications or creams may be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): The first line treatment for hemorrhoids is actually making sure that no hard stools are passing by the swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and causing more trauma and inflammation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works well for most people to make the stool soft and allow healing of the hemorrhoids. If that doesn't solve the problem or if there is any bleeding then go see a surgeon for further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can SIBO be treated during pregnancy with no risk to baby? I'm 12 weeks. Any natural remedy I can try first?
Standard RX risky so: The standard treatment of SIBO is the antibiotic Rifaximin, which can harm fetuses in animal studies & has not been studied in humans- not worth risking. Dietary changes & probiotics can control while pregnant & you can try garlic in 2nd trimester & other antimicrobial herbs after delivery-avoid herbs like oregano oil while pregnant. See http://bit.ly/1kV7Nrn & http://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html ...Read more
Tubes are tied, birth control, abdominal pain,2 weeks Late period, negative at home pregnancy test, ovarian cyst . what can be the Cause?
Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy at 5 weeks bleeding stopped and body is stable, doctors said no treatment needed, can ectopic pregnancy cause infection?
Maybe : I'm confused. Bleeding from ectopic usually requires surgery. If for some reason, no surgery was done, it's possible to have infection but u need to check with ur doctor. Further blood work and scans will be needed if there are signs/symptoms of infection. ...Read more
Fiber: First, try to avoid hemorrhoids by increasing fiber, fluids, and regular exercise. Minimize straining or sitting for long periods. If they occur, use tucks, (witch hazel) sitz baths, and a steroidal hemorrhoid cream for symptom relief. If they become excruciatingly painful and purple, they may be thrombosed. Call your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 weeks pregnant. Endometriosis treated.Also taking medicines for hypothyroidism. Could masturbation harm early pregnancy? Just stimulation.
35/m.Chronic constipation 5yrs, using na.Picosulfate syp.From many yrs.Colonoscopy, blood tests normal.Anal erosions, pain defecation.How to start rx.
Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get hemorrhoids in early pregnancy and then the symptoms just go away at 5 weeks pregnant?
Hemorrhoids: Yes, hemorrhoids can regress with no treatment. Although, they do tend to reoccur once you have them. Hemorrhoids are also somewhat common in pregnancy so you may experience them again along your course. Get plenty of fluid/water and stick to a high fiber diet to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Growth of baby puts pressure on pelvic veins, and together with increased blood volume of pregnancy, internal hemorrhoidal engorgement follows=>noticeable hemorrhoid growth. Increasedclotting factors --needed for delivery--also make external blood clots more likely and may need treatment by physician. ...Read more
What ever feels good: Hemorrhoids are not pleasant, pregnant or other wise. They are caused from increased pressure and fluid within the veins of the anus. Soaking in warm water seems to help. Wipe gently with moist wipes rather than dry toilet paper. If they are itchy, mild steroid creams may help. Call your doctor and let them look at the area for advice. ...Read more
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