Episiotomy + infection + piles + mastitis

(11 Posts)
ElBombero Mon 30-Sep-13 22:12:58

Awwww the joys if childbirth.

OK on most fronts but theses piles are getting me down. They only took a week with DC1 but I'm nearly 4 weeks post partum. The Pain is just awful when I need to the loo then after going my bum bleeds fresh blood (not a lot) and then really sore for hours after.

Any advice? X

HaroldLloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 22:14:47

Oh poor you, I had a humdinger of a pile. Have you been to the Drs? If not brave it, they can give you some cream to numb the bad boy and stronger creams. Best get it looked at in case it needs a hand to piss off.

ElBombero Mon 30-Sep-13 22:17:41

No bloody hate going the docs, had to go a few days ago for antibiotics for mastitis. He was lovely asked if there was anything else n I just couldn't face it. (Images of having my ass up in the air!) know he won't wanna look I just find it embarrassing

HaroldLloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 22:20:03

I know its weird after you have loads of people peering up your nethers that its embarrassing going to the Drs! They gave me cream that was a bit better though so it was worth it.

Cant think of anything else, are you using arse torpedos?

PoppyWearer Mon 30-Sep-13 22:21:49

I sympathise, I had all of that at various points after DC1.

But seriously, get thy arse back to the GP and get a prescription for Xyloproct. It contains an anaesthetic and is truly wonderful stuff.

If I can do it (more than once now), you can!

curlyclaz13 Mon 30-Sep-13 22:47:39

My lovely midwife told me to ask the doctor for a particular cream proctdysel (something like that ) and he very nicely just prescribed without looking. I just need to be brave and go back about the lovely prolapse now blush

ButteryJam Mon 30-Sep-13 23:00:51

Those of you who got medication from GP, did it shrink or heal the pile? My GP said when I was pregnant that there's no medication to shrink the pile, you'd have to undergo surgery shock

HaroldLloyd Mon 30-Sep-13 23:15:54

I think it depends how bad they are, mine went away with the arse-torpedos and cream, but if they are bad ones you need surgery?

I have had them on both DC now and both mine buggered off of their own accord, now and again I get a little niggle and I blow that sucker up with a torpedo before it has a chance to get bigger.

ElBombero Tue 01-Oct-13 15:42:54

Got some torpedos!!! Fingers crossed

BartBaby Wed 02-Oct-13 10:38:28

I'm already panicking about this at just 13 weeks with dc2! Got them after ds, and had a few problems since. So know I will get them again probably worse. Also worrying about prolapse aswell as I'm sure things don't feel the same in there since dc1. Another obviously isn't going to help the situation!

HappyHugs Mon 07-Oct-13 23:01:06

I had dreadfully sore piles after each of my 3 dc, progressively worse each time but they did eventually settle and i haven't needed them removed ( do have occasional, temporary recurrences lasting a week or so but can live with that). The only solution for me was prosectyl and bags of peas from freezer which I wrapped in a pillowcase and nested on while breast feeding smile . Dont despair, normality will resume, I would say I had notable improvement after 4-5 months.

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