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So, umm, talk to me about, er, piles......

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What symptoms did you have and how did you treat them?blush

I'm not a pervert or a poo troll.

I might have them though and they feckin hurt

confused <---- my face when I go to the loo

dizzy77 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:38:30

I thought this was after the event, rather than before, so sadly I can offer no sage advice. However sending stool-softening support.

was ready to share story about my post childbirth fissure which made every poo feel like crowning again. Thank heaven for the MN baby book which warned me about this and made me feel slightly less broken. And the magic cream the dr prescribed without batting an eyelid.

You get them after as well?! FFS angryangryangryangryangryangry

dizzy77 Thu 24-Jan-13 22:47:21

Sorry Cheese. Tis true. Forewarned is forearmed.

TwitchyTail Thu 24-Jan-13 22:52:12

Anusol is your friend.

Numbthumbs Thu 24-Jan-13 22:53:08

I was thinking about starting a thread about this today.....glad you beat me to it grin
How far along are you? Im 40+4 with DC2 and developed them TODAY!!! Had a sweep yday so thinking its the pressure or some other annoying symptom of being overdue. I could cry they hurt so bad and im so fucked off im still pregnant
I bought some germaloid stuff and that helps for about 15 seconds, how the hell do you push a baby out with them?????

Tommy Thu 24-Jan-13 22:56:08

get the anusol suppositories and out germaloid cream in as well

don't envy you at all sad

27 weeks. Have a vague recollection of having something similar with dc1 but not to the extent I was walking like John Wayne, as I am now.

Is anusol ok to take in pregnancy? Sorry am on phone so can't scroll back to see names. If I wasn't so bloody tired i would go and sit in a bowl of water but I need sleep.

Am tempted to wake up DH and send him to the chemist though.....

tommy can you get them over the counter?

might have to go at lunchtime during work tomorrow blush

Thank you all for replies. I feel slightly better already.

Tommy Thu 24-Jan-13 23:12:09

yes you can (speaks from bitter experience)

And the itch. Oh my god the itch!

TwitchyTail Thu 24-Jan-13 23:14:01

Normal Anusol is fine during pregnancy.

Anusol HC (with added hydrocortisone ie very mild steroid) - debatable but probably best to avoid during pregnancy.

Thanks. Will hopefully be able to sit down today at some point blush

NewYearNewBoo Fri 25-Jan-13 07:31:30

Sudocrem!! Try it, it really works!

HandMini Fri 25-Jan-13 07:37:57

Get the normal Anusol, works a treat if anything pile-related could be considered "treat".

I nearly cried over my piles when they first popped out (during pg 2 after a very long walk).

scampidoodle Fri 25-Jan-13 10:12:53

There's another thread somewhere about this which I found a few weeks ago at just the right time - someone recommended Nelson's Haemorrhoid (sp?) cream, which I found in Holland and Barrett. It's the only thing I've used (and I have a cupboard full of different creams now!) that actually takes the pain away. After using it very regularly for a week or two they practically disappeared but then I stopped I using it and have run out till I can get to the shops again tomorrow! Definitely go to the GP for something stronger after the birth though (that's what I'm planning to do).

DeathMetalMum Fri 25-Jan-13 13:45:34

I ended up at the GP's with this yeaterday. She wanted to have a check there were not any pretruding. Came away with a prescription for Anusol and some Lactulose. Along with my thrush cream, SPD and iron tablets I feel as if my body is just giving up!

SofiaAmes Fri 25-Jan-13 13:47:46

1 % hydrocortisone cream. ONLY thing that works.

BraveLilBear Fri 25-Jan-13 15:34:03

Piles suck. I developed them a couple of weeks ago in parallel with a non-pg related thang. My god, I nearly fainted a couple of times on the loo the pain was so bad. I was literally crying out, then would despair thinking 'how will I ever cope with childbirth if I can't handle a tiny bit of poo?!'

I tried lactulose. Very low dose. Made things a little uncomfortable in that I couldn't put off going if ya know what I mean. I also took to pushing them back in/massaging them after the fact. Not sure which worked but the combo did it and now back to normal. Still a bit stingy but I can handle this.

WIll definitely be investing in some harder core stuff for next time though. Best of luck all.

SofiaAmes Sat 26-Jan-13 16:22:51

At the risk of repeating myself.....I promise it works:

1 % hydrocortisone cream. ONLY thing that works.

Anusol isn't working.... The normal one..... Or do you have to get through three tubes before it makes a difference. Am now on iron tablets 3x a day too so am I just doomed in the poo department?

bangersmashandbeans Thu 31-Jan-13 03:28:41

Cheese I just wanted to try to make you feel a little better....I have had piles for most of my adult life and they got significantly worse after having DD1. I have been told I need surgery as they are now a permanent fixture but can't have it until I'm finished having children. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and they are now so bad I can hardly even walk. Been awake the last hour googling wacky home remedies. Clearly the pain is sending me loopy as I have just gone downstairs, grated a potato and put it in my pants. And I'm not even joking shock. I've drawn the line at actually inserting a garlic clove up there (honestly google it!!) Piles are a comedy issue for some but crippling for others so you have my utmost sympathy!

I was about to say Anusol but sounds like you need something more. Maybe a GP can advise what's best during pregnancy. Certainly sounds like Lactulose would be a good idea, iron tablets make everything a bit solid don't they?

The thing is though.... My poo is more runny than solid...... Not diarrhoea runny but softer than normal and has been all pregnancy, but I still seem to be straining. Wierd. Going to call doctors today.

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