I think I have developed piles after having my son! :(

Carly - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Anyone suffered with this dreaded symptom of pregnancy/after labour? Got any suggestions to relieve the pain? Im going to the Dr.s thursday but I really don't want to wait that long with the pain/itchyness! Everytime I pass a stool it really hurts & there's a bit of blood! (Sorry to be grosse) x

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Krista - posted on 01/04/2010

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What helps to is if you get one of those hospital irrigation bottles (your pharmacist would likely have them). Before you go have a b.m., fill the bottle up with warm water. Then, after you're done your b.m., instead of wiping over and over (and irritating the area), squirt your bum with the water. You may need awhile to get the hang of it -- expect your bathroom floor to get wet the first few tries. Then, just blot your bum dry, apply the prep H, and away you go.

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Gina - posted on 01/05/2010

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Witch Hazel is the active ingredient for Tucks and should soothe your behind. Tucks comes in ToGo packets. I keep a bottle of with hazel near the toilet. It is pretty inexpensive and doesn't hurt as much as rubbing dry toilet paper back and forth trying toget it clean. I even soaked some Panty liners with a few drops to stay comfortable. Good luck. Don't let it go too far....Dr.s can fix those things!

Carly - posted on 01/05/2010

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Thanks Ladies! & Danielle I had have an episiotomy so I will defo mention your Moms situation to the DR to double check everything is as it should be! x

Danielle - posted on 01/04/2010

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Sounds like hemroids to me...I didn't even deliver vaginally, I had a c-section but the pressure from the baby's head caused me to get hemroids too. In which case prep-H is your best friend! A little embarrassing to buy but good lord is it ever a relief.



Did you happen to have an episiotomy? I ask because, if this doesn't clear up, my mother had an episiotomy with me and the doctor who did it actually knicked her in the behind, didn't sew her up properly and she had major issues using the washroom after delivery. I was her first born so she didn't know any better and just assumed this is what happened after having a baby. After every bowel movement the poor woman had to soak in the tub for a good half hour. When she finally got it checked out the doctor she saw was outraged and actually recommended she sue the doctor who delivered me! She didn't end up doing that, but she did get her "problem" fixed and alls well in the world now.

Anne - posted on 01/04/2010

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The dulcolax is caled docusate sodium in the stool softener form Make sure you dont get the laxative. The other came is Colace(brand name). All grea suggestons above for relief now. I heartily suggest getting the vitamins from a health food or other store so you can actually get rid of them altogether, it really worked for me and otherpeople I know-
Rutin and Bioflavonoids, often sold together with Vitamin C, or alone. Give this a chance, I couldnt believe those hemorrhoids went away!

Rebecca - posted on 01/04/2010

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You can also take docusate sodium which is a stool softener. In the US it's sold as Dulcolax but make sure you get the stool softener, NOT the laxative (they make 2 different products under the same name -- confusing!).

Nancy - posted on 01/04/2010

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Quoting Krista:

I'm going through the same thing. Fun, isn't it? Definitely make sure you drink a ton of water and take lots of fibre --- it'll soften your stools and make them easier to pass. Other than that, use prep H or a hydrocortisone cream, and if it gets really bad, take some ibuprofen.


This is exactly what my doctor said to me. So, drink as much water as you can...this is what I do and it does help. I delivered vaginally too and got one. Hope you get to feel better =) 


 

Carolyn - posted on 01/04/2010

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I HAD THE SAME THING,IVE STILL GOT THEM NOW (FOUR YEARTS LATER!) BUT THANKFULLY THEY DONT HURT OR ITCH ANYMORE. PREPERATION H REALLY HELPED TO SOOTHE THEM AND MAKE DOING A POO LESS PAINFUL!

Anne - posted on 01/04/2010

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Yes, take Rutin and bioflavonoids. They often come in combination with Vitamin C. Mine disappeared from using them regularly! Also for now, sitz bathshe doc may be able to give you something. Take Colace or generic to soften stools for now.

Krista - posted on 01/04/2010

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I'm going through the same thing. Fun, isn't it? Definitely make sure you drink a ton of water and take lots of fibre --- it'll soften your stools and make them easier to pass. Other than that, use prep H or a hydrocortisone cream, and if it gets really bad, take some ibuprofen.

Leah - posted on 01/04/2010

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preparation H should help and Tucks or other products with Witch Hazel. If the prep. H doesn't help, they can offer a stronger steroidal cream to ease the itching. Hard stools can irritate the area as well, so make sure you're taking Senna (vegetable laxative) and eating plenty of roughage: sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy veggies, apple (peel, most importantly) and pears -great sources of fiber.

Teresa - posted on 01/04/2010

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did you deliver vaginally?? Most likely hemmorhoids. They can sting, itch and cause bleedin after a BM. Try tucks externally. If it is internally they have a cream for that which goes in the rectum.

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