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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 18:41 PM   1
nicem815
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Hemorrhoids...what a pain in the butt--literally!


Ladies, I am at my wit's end with these buggers. Seriously. They don't go away with ointment. I currently have a hemorrhoid wipe tucked in there in HOPES that it helps....so far, the wipes haven't helped, either. I've always had issues in this area (even before being pregnant with baby #1), but holy cow...it's horrible. I'm uncomfortable almost all day long. I am fearing how bad they will be after delivery if I have another vaginal delivery.

Oh, and having sex made it worse yesterday There I was thinking, "Okay, it's been about a week, let's do it...."....and it made those suckers even more irritated.

Oh and sex in general is SO UNCOMFORTABLE. No matter what position we try. I just want to get it over with for the most part.

It's just awful. Carrying my toddler around doesn't help, I'm sure, but she's at that phase where she wants to be held a lot and I can still physically do it (for the most part) so why not?

Anyways, I just needed to get that off my chest to people who I felt would understand



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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 22:49 PM   2
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I feel you. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a solution either other than birth. For me, immediately after birth they get a bit bigger and more pop up from the pushing (sorry for the tmi) but as long as I take care of them, like using cream daily and wiping with witch hazel pads after every bm, they usually clear up by the time I go for my 6 week pp visit. It is all the extra weight putting pressure down there causing them to not go away completely. Right now mine are so bad that I can't even feel when I go #2... again sorry for the tmi lol. Hopefully someone can jump on here and help us both out



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 22:53 PM   3
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Wish I had an answer... I had them most of third tri and it was really bad after labor. And... I still have a little remnant that's made a permanent lodging... thankfully it's not painful anymore but annoying as hell.



 
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 23:19 PM   4
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Mine are awful too. Felt better a couple weeks ago but with labor approaching the pressure just increases all day long, now at bedtime the pressure is immense. I doubt it will get better before I deliver



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 07:06 AM   5
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I'm glad I'm not alone, ladies!! I guess these little suckers are persistent during pregnancy. I was looking up all the weird methods last night and was seriously considering rubbing garlic and olive oil on myself...but then I was like...yeahhh....I really don't want my bed to smell like that



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 10:36 AM   6
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Hi nicem.. ive struggled with them too from the start and gels only offered temporary relief. What i did find worked for me was keegels, i havent been very regular with them but when they are they definitely make a difference. I also eat prunes daily so i wont have to strain and aggravate them. Hope you find something that helps!



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 11:54 AM   7
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Hi nicem.. ive struggled with them too from the start and gels only offered temporary relief. What i did find worked for me was keegels, i havent been very regular with them but when they are they definitely make a difference. I also eat prunes daily so i wont have to strain and aggravate them. Hope you find something that helps!

Thank you!! I am going to start doing kegels more regularly. Hope we all get some relief soon!



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 12:34 PM   8
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Omg the hemorrhoids!!!! Unbearable!!!! Pushing my baby out didn't affect mine at all this time, but finally pooping again when my baby was 3 days old made them swell up very badly. They were already bad from my clearout before labor. The good news is once you've had your baby, they can give you a REALLY good prescription cream that numbs the area and uses a local steroid to shrink it after like 2 uses. I had one the size of a large grape after having my second baby, and the prescription cream was a godsend. I literally could not sit or roll over in bed or anything. I was in tears nonstop until I finally called and asked what to do, and they called the cream in for me. Seriously, ask about it if it's worse after delivery.



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 13:12 PM   9
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Omg the hemorrhoids!!!! Unbearable!!!! Pushing my baby out didn't affect mine at all this time, but finally pooping again when my baby was 3 days old made them swell up very badly. They were already bad from my clearout before labor. The good news is once you've had your baby, they can give you a REALLY good prescription cream that numbs the area and uses a local steroid to shrink it after like 2 uses. I had one the size of a large grape after having my second baby, and the prescription cream was a godsend. I literally could not sit or roll over in bed or anything. I was in tears nonstop until I finally called and asked what to do, and they called the cream in for me. Seriously, ask about it if it's worse after delivery.

Ohhhh good to know!! I'll definitely ask about that!!
Ugh grape size?! They're horrible!! I had a colonoscopy years ago and I had them SO BAD that I couldn't sit through my class lol. Ouch!!!



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 15:48 PM   10
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Urgh same here 😩 I've had one for over 20 years that flares up every so often but nothing like just now, it's haemorrhoid city down there! I also have vulval varicosties which I believe are essentially the same thing just in a different area. Good to know about that cream though, hope they have the same thing available here in the U.K.!



 
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