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Piles - making me hate the world and everything in it!
Help!! I have the worst piles ever and I’m in so much pain I could cry. I have been suffering from constipation due to a side effect of a medication I’m taking for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (13wks pregnant). When I managed to “go” last week I thought my bowels were coming out also and now I have massive grape sized piles that are causing me so much pain 😩 I’ve been applying germaloids cream 4 times per day. But I’m slightly constipated again now even though I’ve been taking senna and movicol and I’m scared what I’m going to do to my body next time I have to “go” - is it even possible for your bowels to fall out?! It feels like they might... any tip tips? Am I going to need an operation?
Yes I’ve tried to up my fruit intake but have been living of white carbs because I’m struggling to stomach much at the moment with the sickness. This pregnancy has been a load of crap so far and I can’t see it getting any better as I get bigger. Roll on May!!
When you’ve ‘been’ run wedges of loo paper under the cold tap - the colder the better and gently press on the piles - to shrink them back. Numbs them a bit too. Be prepared to do it a few times and flush the loo regularly or you’ll end up with that blocked as well.
On ondansatron by any chance?! Evil stuff but the only thing that kept me off a drop with DD2. I ended up using bisocodol to be able to go as I couldn’t tolerate movicol (or food!) Have you tried the spray on Germaloids? I found it easier to not have to touch them! hope you feel better soon
Not sure if it’ll feel weird or not but what about vaseline on them to stop the chafing?
They were the absolute worst thing about pregnancy for me.
I tried something the second time round and didn’t get them but not sure if it was a fluke.
TMI alert! First I drank LOADS. Was eating lots of fibre anyway. Second I didn’t strain AT ALL on the loo. Wait for it..I just imagined the poo coming down and kind of willed it gently along, but I didn’t push. If it didn’t come I didn’t push. Eventually it would. As it was coming out I breathed it out so no pushing then either, especially at the moment where the body just wanted to push. And not even a hint of a hemorrhoid, even though I was on nearly 3 months bed rest so couldn’t exercise at all.