Hemorrhoids during pregnancy


Hemorrhoids during pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are one of the symptoms that moms usually get during pregnancy. It is hard to prevent and would naturally go away after giving birth.

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in or around the lower rectum and anus. They’re also called piles.

What can cause hemorrhoids?
Pregnancy hormones can make your veins relax, including the veins in the rectum and anus. Constipation too can cause or worsen piles.

Who can get hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids don’t just happen in pregnancy; anyone can get it. When you’re pregnant, hemorrhoids can occur because hormones make your veins relax.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids

Can hemorrhoids resolve?
Hemorrhoids do usually go away within weeks after birth.

How to ease hemorrhoids
Here some of the ways you can ease your hemorrhoid symptoms:

What else can you use to relieve hemorrhoids?
There are medicines that can help soothe inflammation around your anus. These treat the symptoms but not the cause of hemorrhoids. 

Ask your doctor, midwife, or pharmacist if they can suggest a suitable ointment to help ease the pain. Don’t use a cream or medication without checking with them first.

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