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Lovely subject...piles

(13 Posts)
FioFio Wed 21-Feb-07 10:12:04

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Bozza Wed 21-Feb-07 10:12:58

It does sound like it could be. Especially the itchy bit. How pg are you?

FioFio Wed 21-Feb-07 10:13:32

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nailpolish Wed 21-Feb-07 10:13:55

sorry but LOL

go and get some cream from the chemist

and a donut cushion

i didnt have piles when pg, but ive seen other cases and it sounds like it might be, esp with the itching

nailpolish Wed 21-Feb-07 10:14:42

fio to stop them getting worse

drink plenty

eat fibre

dont strain PLEASE whatever you do

just sit and wait, take a book

dh takes his laptop to pass the time

Bozza Wed 21-Feb-07 10:15:46

Well 12 weeks seems a bit early for them to start. Get yourself some cream and see how it goes. Or you could go to the doc and get a free prescription for it.

Bozza Wed 21-Feb-07 10:16:16

I ate apricots to help my system along when I was pregnant.

charlieq Wed 21-Feb-07 10:29:33

mine get worse and worse the more pg I am. Even though I have nothing resembling constipation (sorry if tmi!)
Mine seemed to start early in the pregnancy as well.

I think pressure on the pelvic area and sometimes sitting down most of the day really starts them off(don't know if you are at work in an office etc?) doesn't help.

I resorted to Preparation H after ds1 when they were just ridiculous.

multitasker Wed 21-Feb-07 10:34:23

Be careful with the bleeding - you could have an anal fisure in which case you need a prescription for ointment from the doctor. I was cursed with piles later in all pregnancys and I have to watch my diet now to keep them away. Lots of sympathy - I know they are extremely unpleasant.

FioFio Wed 21-Feb-07 11:15:32

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multitasker Wed 21-Feb-07 11:25:52

A good old rectal exam with the gp. Fortunately I have no shame whatsoever and would gladly have bared my bum to the nearest trained monkey if it meant some relief. I think if there is prolonged bleeding it is highly probable you have a tear. Go make an appointment now - don't leave it, there is nothing you can buy over the counter that really helps.

Bugsy2 Wed 21-Feb-07 11:34:02

An anal fissure stings like something very stingy indeed. I used TCP ointment on mine, the fissure that is, and other than having to grit my teeth because it hurt so much & I had to poke my finger in my bottom - it worked very well.

bottleblonde Wed 21-Feb-07 19:04:18

If its piles you will have a little lump (or two) down there after a bowel movement. Stuff from the chemist is normally strong enough to shift them.

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