How To Get Rid of Hemorrhoids/Piles During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is hard on its own, but imagine when you have something.. I guess if you are reading this post, you already know what I mean 🙂
Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels inside or around your bottom (the rectum and anus). Chances you get them during pregnancy is much higher due to constipation.
Anyone can get piles – they don’t just happen in pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax.
Symptoms of piles can include:
- itching, aching, soreness or swelling around your anus
- pain when passing a stool (faeces, poo) and a mucus discharge afterwards
- a lump hanging outside the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool
- bleeding after passing a stool – the blood is usually bright red
It is very important to drink lots of water especially during the pregnancy, I would say minimum 2 litres of water each day. And of course, eating healthy, mostly vegetables.
in 2014 when I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was constipating most of the time and on my 5th months of pregnancy, started having really bad hemorrhoids. They got worse and worse day by day. It is the worst thing ever! Especially for me, if you follow my blog, you would know that in my first pregnancy I had SPD (Symphysis pubis dysfunction – read my post here) which made it even worse for me to handle those horrible piles. After giving birth they slowly disappeared and came back again in 2017 in my second pregnancy.
I can go on and on about how bad the piles are during the pregnancy, but I would rather be on point and tell you HOW you can cure them as I am sure you are so desperate to know:
- Drink lots of water, seriously, water is so good for everything, especially when you are constipated (and even if you are not!)
- Fybogel – Natural Fibre Drink. It is very safe for pregnant women and really helps to soften the bowel movement, you will notice straight after taking the first dose. You need to mix one sachet into a water and its easy to drink as tastes like orange. You can get 120 sachets for £16.84 here.
- Sudocream – this is something that I had discovered myself – when I was desperate and did not know what to do, I just gave it a go. I cant say that it helped the piles shrink or something, but it definitely soothed them a little bit. You can get it for £4.49 here. I only used it when I had no other option after washing the effected are with cold water.
- Anugesic cream – One of the best and effective creams, if you live in the UK, you can ask your doctor for prescription as you can not get it over the counter. Safeduring the pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Relief Advance cream – This is the most effective cream I have ever tried. It is super effective from the first second you try it, its made of Shark liver oil. Not only it helps your piles shrink, it also treats them and prevents from future appearing. You can not get it in the UK over the counter or on the prescriptions, but it is super safe during the pregnancy and breastfeeding. It comes in both suppositories and ointment and retails for $28.99 here.
- Do not wash the area with hot water, only use as cold water as you can.
- Do not get constipated, drink lots of fluids and eat lots of vegetables.
After two pregnancies, I still get piles sometimes if I am constipated. It is very hard to get rid of them forever. I really wanted to share with you my experience with piles/hemorrhoirs as believe me, I had the worst one ever.
Please comment below with your story and let me know what helped you.
Thank you so much for reading.