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In thinking 'piles' should be more talked about?

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Nicknameinvalid Wed 28-Aug-13 14:39:10

First time in my life I've had them.. And OUCH!

But I'm sooo embarrassed.. I've had to make up a 'pulling a muscle' injury at work to cover why I keep wincing and squeaking when I sit down wrong!

Allegedly 40% of the population has had them.. So why aren't they ever talked about?

Or am I just a total prude lol

Yonihadtoask Fri 30-Aug-13 09:13:44


I too, am a sufferer. Am awaiting a date for my op - as have been in real pain with them.

But it is embarrassing - and other people think you are being a big old softie, and wimping out of activities because of piles.

However mine have eased a bit, still there. But in the first month I slept not a wink. I had a (imaginary) goblin kicking me up the arse all through the night with a pointed shoe. I was mainlining Co-Codamol - which in hindsight was the worse thing to be prescribed! Grr..

I doubt that the op will be a breeze - but I want to be back to normal, and not have this cluster of grapes hindering my bum wiping. Grim.

I have told all my friends about it, most have suffered, but not to the same extent.

Buzzardbird Fri 30-Aug-13 10:10:51

My 'chalfonts' (chalfont st.Giles) really itch...anyone else's do that?

StupidFlanders Fri 30-Aug-13 10:25:57

Ok I'll talk- I started a couple of threads when I got mine a week before my c section. The dr said she was glad I wasn't having a vaginal birth.

The entire week I was either sitting on ice, trying to lie down and crying.

They thrombosed. It was unbearable- worse pain than when I recovered from a c section without pain relief.

I will not have any more children and I've insisted when we renovate, the ensuite will have a bidet.

I tell everyone who is pregnant to drink heaps of oj - even though mine came from no where. I feel guilt at the joy that mine went straight after birth- I really feel for those who suffer regularly.

Mimishimi Fri 30-Aug-13 10:46:30

I got them after both children were born. If I am particularly constipated, I will get them now but that's pretty rare...maybe once a year for a day or two. Lots of fibre and lots of water are the only things that help prevent/alleviate the condition for me.

Buzzardbird Fri 30-Aug-13 10:50:30

The sonographer told me to eat any cereal I wished for breakfast but always put a tablespoon of pure bran on it. Good advice though still have 'nobbies' (nobbie styles)

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