Pregnancy and Hemorrhoids, How Should You Get Rid of Them?


The first hemorrhoid symptom is bulging or protrusion of hemorrhoidal tissue from your anus. This happens because the blood vessels inside the hemorrhoid are engorged with extra blood, which causes them to swell up and stick out through the anal canal. 

Typically they are not very uncomfortable, but if they are thrombosed, clotted blood has formed in the hemorrhoidal tissues making it difficult for fresh blood to enter into these issues. You will feel a sharp pain when you pass stool. 

Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?

First, let us discuss what causes piles during pregnancy. The total weight of your uterus presses down on them, making them get bigger and more painful. Constipation is another symptom that can be caused by pregnancy. Pregnancy hemorrhoids symptoms will also worsen because the growing baby puts pressure on the lower part of your rectum too. 

When you are pregnant, it can be very uncomfortable to sit down for any length in a normal sitting position because your piles may catch on the armrests in a car or a chair. This symptom makes it hard for people to go anywhere that requires traveling in a car or going out to eat.

How do you get rid of hemorrhoids while pregnant?

You need to do several things when trying to alleviate symptoms during pregnancy. First, keep you piles clean. If they are already very painful and you find it difficult to wipe yourself with toilet paper, take a warm bath or sit in the tub for ten minutes. This will help soothe and ease the pain temporarily.

When you do this treatment at home, add some bath salt or sea salts to the water. Then dry yourself off by patting yourself dry with a soft cotton towel rather than rubbing yourself, which can irritate your hemorrhoidal tissues even more.

Most sufferers, when pregnant, have found soaking in a big bucket of hot Epsom salts works well in reducing pain and swelling, especially if you do it at least twice a day. The magnesium sulfate, which is found in Epsom salts, is a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory agent, so sufferers find relief from pain and swelling by doing this treatment.

Two more treatments that you would like to try out:

1) Apply some virgin coconut oil on your hemorrhoids about an hour before you plan to go to sleep.

2) Keep some cocoa butter suppositories on hand. Insert one suppository as far as you can up the rectum and leave it there for as long as possible. You can repeat this treatment several times a day for temporary relief.

You can also try some home remedies like these:

1) Get on your hands and knees and arch your back as far as you comfortably can. This remedy stretches the hemorrhoidal muscle tissues, making them less irritated and painful. It is best to do this treatment right before going to bed at night to provide temporary relief from symptoms while you sleep. You will feel much better when you wake up in the morning because this cure reduces swelling after a single application.  

2) Apply some ice packs on the anus just before going to bed or directly after waking up in the morning.

3) Lay down on your right side and gently massage the areas that are painful or swollen to encourage blood flow through those tissues, which relieves pain.  

Remember, piles during pregnancy can be very uncomfortable, especially when you sit at a desk for any length of time during the day. This symptom is why many pregnant women find it challenging to work while expecting. You may want to try using a cushion. This cure provides constant support for your backside. It holds up your uterus so you can sit more comfortably without putting pressure on hemorrhoids.

You can also sit on your piles, but try to avoid doing that when you are at home initially and only do it when you feel like they are not bothering you so much. Hopefully, they will go away after pregnancy and won’t come back again.

Can hemorrhoid surgery during pregnancy help?

If bleeding is heavy and lasts for more than a couple of days, talk with your doctor about having an endoscopic evaluation to rule out other possible problems such as colorectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms could be a warning sign of these diseases.

Many hemorrhoid sufferers find it almost impossible to change their diet during pregnancy, so symptoms are often much worse.

Hemorrhoidal tissues can be extremely painful and sensitive, making piles during pregnancy very uncomfortable. But surgery should not be considered a treatment while pregnant because there’s no guarantee that they won’t come back again after surgery since pregnancy itself or hormonal factors could trigger them again. So you will have to focus on treating your piles with safe treatments for pregnant women instead of choosing surgical procedures which only provide temporary relief from symptoms.

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