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How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

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, 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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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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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How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

FLUIDS!!: Throughout your pregnancy drink plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids, 80-100 ounces per day and adjust for excercise and meds that cause constipation by drinking more fluids. Also during breast feeding your fluid needs increase, don't read on the toilet, and avoidd straining, constipation, and diarrhea. Do not sit on those inflatable donut rings! they will make the swelling/ pain worse. ...Read more

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Why am I more likely to get hemorrhoids while pregnant?

Why am I more likely to get hemorrhoids while pregnant?

Pressure: The growing uterus exerts a lot of pressure on the blood vessels to the legs. This cause them to puff up and swell, leading to varicose veins and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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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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I'm week 36 pregnant and I have hemorrhoids and i clean and have some blood?

I'm week 36 pregnant and I have hemorrhoids and i clean and have some blood?

Hemorrhoid : As long as the bleeding is not profuse, you can manage your symptoms with over the counter topical products like anusol or preparation h. Personal cleansing flushable cloths are very soothing. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant. What can I do about two external hemorrhoids? The pain is gone right now but I would also like for them to disappear. What do I do?

5 months pregnant. What can I do about two external hemorrhoids? The pain is gone right now but I would also like for them to disappear. What do I do?

Hang in there : They won't get better during pregnancy, and will improve after delivery. Ask your OB doctor which over the counter creams are appropriate for use during pregnancy. You'll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more