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Pregnancy hemorrhoids: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted Jan 25 2011 3:24pm


Although women are very susceptible to hemorrhoids during pregnancy, with a balanced food intake and inadequate strain from other causes of hemorrhoids, pregnancy caused hemorrhoids commonly vanish away on their own, a couple of weeks after a woman gives birth.

However if the hemorrhoids bleed or have a purplish appearance, you need to consult your doctor immediately. These symptoms can be a warning indicator that a more serious problem is occurring in the body, that cannot be cured by alternative treatments and home remedies.

On the other hand, as long as neither of those symptoms has appeared, home remedies are the best method to practically ease the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. While the hemorrhoids that forms can vary from observable, to merely irritating all the way through to desolately miserable, there are many, many things you can do to get support.

1. Hot and Cold Compress

Most women find help from hot and cold compress. For hot treatment, a Sitz bath is suggested both in plain, lukewarm water for at least 20 minutes at a time to two to three times a day. After getting up from the bath, apply an ice pack in a towel and sit on it.

2. Toilet Tissue

As addition to this treatment routine, be sure to only use simple, unscented white toilet tissues or dabbed wipes. Most women use wipes dabbed with baby oil or witch hazel that both has a relaxing toning effect.

3. Footstool

You can find it beneficial to take away strain by sitting using a footstool, particularly on the toilet seat.

4. Control sitting

Do not sit on a toilet for too long trying to push your bowels out. This straining will just make the hemorrhoids even worse.

In reality, you should avoid standing or sitting for prolonged hours for any reason, as these positions can put tension in the rectal area.

5. Laying

Whenever you sleep, rest or watching TV, lie on your left portion of the body to significantly aids in hemorrhoids. This position carries the weight and tension of the inferior vena cava and the blood vessels in the rectal area.

6. Mild Exercise

Constant, mild exercise, such as a brisk walk for thirty minutes three to four times a week, helps significantly with both pregnancy and hemorrhoids. But before performing any kind of exercise regimen, consult your doctor, and do slow exercise during the last quarter of pregnancy.

Most pregnant women sense the dire need to walk during labor, and some women start walking without being aware of it and impulsively immediately after giving birth.

In simplest sense, in the last quarter of pregnancy, do not walk so far that it would give you miserable condition once you begin with the labor.

One kind of exercise regimen, called the Kegel exercises, are basically allows movement of the pelvis. It also aids with pregnancy as well as hemorrhoids . Performing three reps of ten contraction and releases at least two to three times everyday adds circulation in the area obtains the suitable muscles ready for giving birth and speeds up recuperation time after birth.
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