Beth - posted on 04/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My second child is 10 weeks old. I had hemorrhoids after my first, but they went away fairly quickly and I didn't have any problems for 2 years, until the second half of my second pregnancy. My son was 9 pounds 6 ounces, so I obviously had to push REALLY hard this time!! I thought that the hemorrhoids were getting a bit better--still hurt to go #2, but that's it--but now they seem to be worse again. When i walk a lot, like grocery shopping or the zoo, they start to burn like crazy. There's also blood when I wipe after going #2. Is it normal for them to last this long? Do I just keep using tucks pads and hope for the best or is it something that I need to get checked out? I'm embarrassed to talk about it with anyone!!