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pregnancy and piles ...:

(25 Posts)
MindfulBear Thu 19-May-16 23:24:47

Ugh. 2nd time pregnant and still had the piles left over from last time but at least they were not causing me pain.

Now I've hit 35 weeks and I am IN PAIN!!! & im not even constipated..... How can this be?!

Help me! What can I do?!

This does not bode well for after delivery. I seem to remember it was horrific for a while.... Any tips??

Shanster Fri 20-May-16 01:27:09

Get some prescription strength pile cream from your GP. I'm hoping to avoid this as long as I can but I know it's inevitable. I had to go to the sore bottom doctor after #2 and have piles removed....it was worse than labour.

scoobyloobyloo Fri 20-May-16 02:40:49

I feel your pain!

After each trip to the loo I soak a big wodge of cotton wool in distilled witch hazel and wedge it into the sore bits and leave for a couple of hours. Apologies for tmi but it seems to work much better than the cream for me. Good luck.

MindfulBear Fri 20-May-16 15:55:05

Thx for the tips ladies. Will see what I can get. Witch hazel will probably be easier to obtain than an appointment with my GP tho!!

Missingcaffeine Fri 20-May-16 21:44:01

I missed this post and posted pretty much the same! 32 weeks with second baby, never had them before, and suddenly they appear today! And I'm not constipated and haven't been straining.

I feel like crying I'm in so much pain!

MindfulBear Fri 20-May-16 23:41:03

oh missing, I am so sorry to hear you are feeling it too (altho secretly glad it is not just me on my own!!!)

am going to buy some witch hazel tomorrow and will follow up with the GP next week to get some industrial strength cream!

in the meantime my mum said her nurse friend recommended filling a latex glove with water and freezing it. am so desperate I have done just that...... but not sure what to do with it now!!!!!!! blush

Haggisfish Fri 20-May-16 23:52:19

Feck cream. Get the suppositories.

Haggisfish Fri 20-May-16 23:52:58

Might I suggest inserting a frozen finger up the bum?!😂

MindfulBear Sat 21-May-16 14:26:42

I know but .... Really?!! Will that work?!

Haggisfish Sat 21-May-16 14:50:47

It might provide immediate pain relief but you will need something to try and reduce swelling.

Everythinggettingbigger Sat 21-May-16 19:23:42

39+4 here and they have appeared the last week although not been painful since the first day I noticed then! Petrified about labour now though surely that's not going to help blush

cheapredwine Sun 22-May-16 08:25:48

Thank you for the witch hazel tip. Will be trying that today. Stress incontinence at the front, achey piles at the back - feel so gross and I can't get properly clean despite using fistfuls of babywipes at every loo trip, bleugh (33+3)

PinkParsnips Sun 22-May-16 08:29:06

Oh god I'm going to save this thread, I had horrendous ones after DD and they have already returned at 23 weeks although not painful at the moment.
I remember the midwife recommending some things for the bath, I'm sure it was eucalyptus and Epsom salts.

GruffaloPants Sun 22-May-16 10:07:44

I feel your pain sad

Suppositories are the way to go, believe me. The cream has nothing on them.

cheapredwine Sun 22-May-16 11:32:34

How do the suppositories get to the dangly bits though? Genuine question. Do you need to push them back in?

GruffaloPants Sun 22-May-16 19:23:22

The suppositories work internally so shrink everything back. You should be trying to push everything back in though, leaving it outside continues to impinge on the blood supply.

Wish I didn't know this! I guess you could use cream and suppositories together.

MindfulBear Sun 22-May-16 19:34:22

Which suppositories?

I used some last time & they were crap. Did nothing.....,

cheapredwine Sun 22-May-16 21:12:58

Thanks gruffulo I've been pushing them back in every time I've put Anusol on them but it's doing bugger all as far as I can tell. Are Germaloid suppositories the ones to go for?

DocMcFanjo Sun 22-May-16 21:18:55

Scheriproct suppositories get my vote. They saved me after DD1 was born (CS recovery was sound, it was the piles that made me feel utterly miserable).

I'm 28 weeks with DC2 and had to start iron last week. Waaaaaa! The poker-up-bum pain is back as of yesterdaysadblush

I am finding senna working a treat to soften everything in view of the stupid bastarding iron but it seems the piles are making a come back despite this. I'll be heading for a round of suppositories very soon I suspect.

GruffaloPants Sun 22-May-16 21:41:56

Anisotropic HC did the trick for me. They were prescribed, not sure if they are also over the counter.

GruffaloPants Sun 22-May-16 21:42:19

Anusol HC obv!

cheapredwine Sun 22-May-16 21:44:03

doc have you been prescribed the senna? Be careful if not, supposedly it can cause uterine contractions as well as bowel ones. Have you tried Movicol? Gentler and more predictable but effective and can buy OTC and safe in pregnancy.

Can you get the scheriproct OTC?

dats Sun 22-May-16 23:58:44

Doc my iron levels have plummeted and I was threatened with the evil red tablets but I said I'd try Spatone first - midwife agreed. Flippin expensive but it hasn't given me poo issues, hooray!

Still have piles, though. Grim. Going to investigate suppositories I think!
dats 32w

MindfulBear Mon 23-May-16 14:37:20

Found this advice on NCT
https://www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy/constipation-and-hemorrhoids-piles-pregnancy

MindfulBear Mon 23-May-16 14:54:27

Found these on Amazon too
Smart Choice Feme Pad https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UX52Z0/ref=cmsww_rcpp_api_GTWqxbDB14EGP

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