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Piles - if you've got them in pregnancy, what is going to happen during the birth?

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shoobaloo Wed 18-Jul-07 14:48:00

Im 23 wks and have piles . Am taking senokot orange stuff to try and help. But it's still a 'strain' if yswim. Anyway, just wondered what happened during the birth if you've got piles during pregnancy - are they going to explode? Will they be affected at all? I need to be prepared!

kando Wed 18-Jul-07 14:52:43

They won't explode, but they probably will get bigger with all the pushing. They will get smaller again, but I doubt if you can get rid of them unless you have an operation ... [if this is not the case, can someone PLEASE tell me how to get rid of them, as 3 dds later, well, let's just say they are not getting any smaller!!!]

amateurarsedoctor Wed 18-Jul-07 14:54:05

Do you want my advice ladies?

kando Wed 18-Jul-07 14:56:18

go on then ...

sAurorhal Wed 18-Jul-07 15:06:34

oh no amateur, I remember your self sugery thread

amateurarsedoctor Wed 18-Jul-07 15:10:11

there you go girls

hotbot Wed 18-Jul-07 15:16:49

maisemor Wed 18-Jul-07 15:39:34

PMSL can't speak, can't breath, laughing so hard. Must definately show hubby tonight.

Flibbertyjibbet Wed 18-Jul-07 15:45:00

I never had piles during 1st pg but they appeared after ds1 was born - the times I needed gas and air for a poooooo. And the time I burnt my hand gripping on to the radiator near the loo - the pile pain was so bad I didn't notice the hand pain..
I had visions of ds2's birth with the midwives shouting 'PUSH PUSH PUSH oh just a minute while we poke all these back in then' but ds2 was breech and my piles are the ONLY reason I can think of that a section was better than a natural birth.
If its any consolation shoobaloo, 2.5 years after ds was born they seem to have stopped giving me hassle, so there is hope for you

fortyplus Wed 18-Jul-07 15:59:24


PMSL at home remedy - you are a braver woman than me! Thank god I've never had them, but a few of my friends did when they were pg and they went away afterwards - so they said.

MrsFish Wed 18-Jul-07 17:26:11

Just read that other thread lmao, so funny. I have the problem of one pile leftover from having ds 2 years ago, it just won't go away, especially now I am pregnany again (nearly 30wks) think I am going to swallow my embarrasment and go to the doctors about it after this one is born. Or if I slip them a few quid in the delivery ward do you think they'll do a foreigner whilst stitching up from the birth???

beansontoast Wed 18-Jul-07 19:34:57


i dont want to show off or anything but i had one horrid 'pile 'recently for about ten days...and i thought...oh bum this is prob going to get worse..especially in labour etc and accepted it all as doom and gloom from now on....


it just went away of its own accord!...just went back in to whereever the frick it came from...completely gawn!!

fingers crossed for you

be sure to drink plenty of water...always good advice

CorrieDale Wed 18-Jul-07 19:39:23

I had a couple pre-birth and a clutch of them afterwards. Mind you, I was pushing for over 2 hours and needed an episiotomy. The MW said that they were 'spectacular' and one of them had burst a blood vessel. And they were very, very, very painful - much worse than the pain from the stitches.

That was a fortnight ago. They're fine now and have been for about a week - almost gone. Assiduous use of preparation H and sitting on bags of frozen peas really helped. Stock up the freezer now!

MrsFish Wed 18-Jul-07 20:32:06

Would you say Preparation H is better than Anusol? as that is what I am currently using.

hex Fri 27-Jul-07 20:59:46

try suppositories (glycerin)from Boots if you're really helped me. Two years on. they still are there but insoie and not swollen (IYSWIM) unless I get constipated they can be 'managed'most of the time

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