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How long did it take for your post birth piles to shrink?!

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Twattybollocks Sat 02-Mar-13 12:04:55

About 2 weeks they started to improve. It was horrific for the first week, between the stitches and the piles I couldn't sit down. They are completely gone Now at 4 weeks

Teapot13 Fri 01-Mar-13 22:09:04

Mine probably took 3 months but I wasn't assertive enough in getting treatment. Will have to do that differently this time. . . I'm 37+3 and they're back now. . .

UseHerName Thu 28-Feb-13 20:38:55

congratulations! (on the baby, not the piles!)

oooh when my baby was delivered the midwife popped the only pile i had back up in their with her finger hmm - it bled for about 6 weeks after and over the last 7 years has given me occasion probs - no bleeding, just the itching and discomfort

brettgirl2 Thu 28-Feb-13 20:34:40

Get an appointment tomorrow and some decent strength steroid pessaries/ cream. Dont suffer unnecessarily!

SquarePolarBear Thu 28-Feb-13 18:31:07

Phew thanks ladies-- so good to know they go eventually. I've got a docs appt booked in next week too so if they haven't started to clear up by then, then I can get some help. Until then it's the old 'this too shall pass' I suppose!


snickers251 Thu 28-Feb-13 14:50:36

Mine took a couple of weeks and did everything you've put, oh the relief when they went!

Am currently 37wks and they're back, ouch confused

thing1andthing2 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:17:22

Get to the gp and get some suppositories! I saw my gp with piles like that, got the suppositories, and the pain went the next day, such a relief! They shrank down really fast after the birth, within a week I'd say, and I was still using the suppositories.

space21 Wed 27-Feb-13 18:50:51

Bless you. Keep doing what your doing and they will go down. Mine took a couple of weeks to go down. I know this will sound grim but are you able to push them back in in the bath? If you can it will help. And get the cream with the local anaesthetic in as readysteady says.
Keep relaxed and lay down as much as you can with your new baby.

readysteady Wed 27-Feb-13 18:45:53

Oh prob 2 weeks in total it was awful I feel your pain. Have you got the stuff with local anaesthetic in? Lie on your side as much as possible and don't let yourself get constipated, take lactulose just enough to keep you going good luck and congratulations on your baby xxx

SquarePolarBear Wed 27-Feb-13 18:39:37

Ok sorry it's a grim topic, but I'm suffering terribly with post birth piles. I'm downing ibuprofen & paracetomol and using Anusol cream & having regular tea tree baths, but I'm on day 5 post birth and they still aren't shrinking- in fact I think they've got worse

Do I just persevere and they eventually go? If you had them how long did it take before they disappeared?
Mine are probably the size of 2 grapes (sorry tmi..) it's just agony sitting down. I really want to get on with enjoying my lovely newborn & getting my life back!

Tia smile

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