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Question about piles - gave birth 5 days ago.

(8 Posts)
Lily1995 Tue 12-May-15 19:36:43

Hi there, I gave birth 5 days ago. My labour was fine and there was no problems whatsoever. It's been really good and my body is starting to feel like me again, but I have piles and it's getting me down sad.
I didn't have them in the pregnancy and I've been going for a number 2 every other day I don't feel like I'm constipated, it doesn't hurt any more while I'm doing a number 2.
It just stings constantly and is so uncomfortable. I've only really had them the last two days.
Will they go?
What can I do to help the pain?

Thanks in advance.

PartyintheKitchen Tue 12-May-15 19:45:45

Get some anusol with hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy, that should help you lots. Also, avoid alcohol and make sure to lie down when you can, sitting too much puts pressure on your bum post partum. If those don't give relief then see the doctor although they'll probably suggest more creams. I suffered the most horrendous piles for about two months after giving birth the second time round and they really got me down so I feel your bum pain.

Lily1995 Tue 12-May-15 20:51:04

Oh gosh 2 months is a long time sad. I've put some sudacreme on for now, it hasn't really done much. I will try to lay down more and get some anusol. Embarrassing blush

Lily1995 Tue 12-May-15 20:51:39

And thank you for your help smile

PartyintheKitchen Tue 12-May-15 21:20:54

No probs, I looked up this very topic only a few months ago.

I wish you and your bum the very best recovery ;)

pocketsized Mon 18-May-15 16:03:30

I had this after DD was born, I got some anusol and rested as much as I could lying down and they went away fairly quickly. They started shrinking after a week and I think they were gone by 3 or so weeks. Hope that helps.

MiniLop Thu 04-Jun-15 08:06:14

I had this after DS birth (15 weeks ago). Yes to anusol but also the health visitor said to me, when you're in the bath or shower see if you can just push it back in with your finger. It sounds gross but it really worked! Every day it was smaller until about a week later it was totally gone!

Lily1995 Thu 04-Jun-15 21:15:57

Thanks so much for your answers smile. Just coming back in case anyone else has this issue, anusol works! The 'main' pile was the size of a grape and I thought it would never go. I put anusol on twice a day and now 3 weeks later it has completely gone. I felt releif within a week once it started shrinking. So I just wanted to say thanks for the advice.

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