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Argh. Piles!

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GruffaloPants Wed 03-Aug-16 09:15:52

Have a lovely week old baby and some not so lovely piles. Have cream and aromatherapy gel. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them/reduce the pain? Obviously I'm watching my diet, not straining, using lactulose, using paracetamol and ibuprofen.

The pain is really getting me down.

Funnyface1 Wed 03-Aug-16 10:07:50

Go to the doctors and get uniroid.

Highlove Wed 03-Aug-16 10:43:15

Anusol is doing the trick for me, at least keeping things under control...but I've not yet delivered (39 weeks) and am actually dreading the state they're going to be in afterwards.

BunchOfBobs Wed 03-Aug-16 11:16:23

38+4 here and suffering too. I swear those buggers will never disappear sad Anusol is the only thing keeping away the discomfort though.

GruffaloPants Wed 03-Aug-16 21:28:29

Thanks everyone. Anusol isn't quite doin it so will speak to GP as suggested.

BBQueen Wed 03-Aug-16 21:30:28

Fibre capsules help me - ones with Physyllium Husks from Holland & Barrett - seem to make everything a bit softer and more consistent iyswim!

HonkHonkNose Wed 03-Aug-16 21:32:08

Ask the gp for scheriproct. It's good stuff. Much sympathy, I suffered badly when pg with dd.

indecisivedoctor Wed 03-Aug-16 21:40:53

As others have said see GP.

I had this after DD and the midwife sorted me out via gp with something called Proctosedyl. Had steroid and anaesthetic I think so helped pain and shrunk them. I could have kissed her. Met her again last week for first time as pregnant with number two and still had that rush of gratitude for her!!

Don't suffer on and anusol doesn't have a lot in it.

HonkHonkNose Wed 03-Aug-16 21:46:45

Indecisive yes that's the same thing but different name, bloody amazing stuff isn't it!

indecisivedoctor Wed 03-Aug-16 21:52:09

Truly is! I think it's THE most relief I've ever had from medicine ever, ever, ever!

Still have it although now on edge of being out of date but holding on to it in case I need it this time!

Spudlet Wed 03-Aug-16 21:58:15

Oh my god, mine were horrific... I would end up sobbing on my knees trying to feed DS because sitting was agonising. But lactulose, a lot of water, a lot of fresh fruit and yoghurt and some cream from the GP nuked the bastards (which were so huge I named the fuckers - Harold and Percy) and a couple of months down the line, they were gone. This too shall pass!

Shanster Thu 04-Aug-16 02:53:40

I had to go to a bum doctor and have mine chopped off after pushing out 10lb DC2 - the pain was so much worse than giving birth!! Mine were thrombosed and about an inch long. So do see your doctor if they are bad enough to leave you in tears!!!
Mine are starting to get bad again, I'm 36 weeks with DC3 and no amount of fiber will keep them at bay - think my body is just wrecked!!
If they are just garden variety piles, the cream from the dr does work, shrinking them with ice (tho painful) does help too.

Me624 Thu 04-Aug-16 06:37:40

Another vote for scheriproct here - GP will prescribe it. I also found lactulose ineffective and GP gave me Movicol instead.

I had piles from 28 weeks pregnant and after I gave birth the community midwife said they were some of the worst she'd seen - they were easily the size of large walnuts if not bigger. They gave me more pain than my stitches at times! They were completely gone by the time DS was 3 months.

MrsMistoff Thu 04-Aug-16 23:57:54

im 40 weeks and mine have just increased, I seem to have a bit of a 'pointy' one confused I'm managing to keep them soothed with germaloids (although that isn't actually shrinking them) but my tip would be to wipe your bum with baby wipes after a bowel movement, so much more delicate than towel roll!!

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