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Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Posted By Gyno-Blog

October 9, 2019

Most of the mommas/ mommas-to-be would be aware of Hemorrhoids/Piles.

▪  Hemorrhoids/Piles are swollen veins in your rectum that cause itching, burning, pain, or bleeding.

▪  It’s a common sign during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester.

▪  The possible causes include


Straining to have bowel movements swells your veins.

The pressure exerted on the uterus

Your growing baby also puts pressure on the large veins behind your uterus which results in hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids usually disappear soon after your baby is born.

Tips and tricks

👉🏻   Don’t stand or sit in the same position for a long time because it puts pressure on the veins in your lower body.

👉🏻   Eat high-fiber foods that include whole-grain bread and cereals, fruits and vegetables, and beans.

👉🏻  Drink plenty of water.


🔲  Soaking your bottom in a few inches of warm water several times a day may help to relieve pain.

🔲  Apply an ice pack for 10 minutes up to four times a day to bring down swelling.

🔲  Unscented, non-alcohol wet wipes can be used if toilet paper is uncomfortable.

🔲  Check with your doctor about taking an over-the-counter pain reliever or a stool softener. Doctor may even suggest using hemorrhoid cream to ease the pain.

❗  Do make it a point to discuss with your doctor if it causes excess bleeding and pain.

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