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How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine
In brief: 3 things to do
Here are three simple measures that can help minimize hemorrhoid symptoms.
1. Use baby wipes instead of toilet paper. This significantly reduces hemorrhoid irritation. 2. Take a daily fiber supplement to help maintain regularity with bowel movements. 3. Take warm baths as needed to help relieve flare-ups. Most pregnancy-related hemorrhoid symptoms will resolve within three months after delivery.

In brief: 3 things to do
Here are three simple measures that can help minimize hemorrhoid symptoms.
1. Use baby wipes instead of toilet paper. This significantly reduces hemorrhoid irritation. 2. Take a daily fiber supplement to help maintain regularity with bowel movements. 3. Take warm baths as needed to help relieve flare-ups. Most pregnancy-related hemorrhoid symptoms will resolve within three months after delivery.
Dr. David Gutman
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