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I HAVE 2 KIDS AND WITH BOTH OF THEM I GOT PILES. MY DD IS 7 WEEKS AND YESTERDAY I WOKE UP IN THE MOST HORRENDOUS PAIN EVER I WENT TO THE TOILET AND THERE IS A SWELLING ON ONE SIDE THE SIZE OF A 50P PIECE!!
ANUSOL DOENOT WORK IM USING GERMLOIDS NOW AND ITS IS A WEE BIT OF RELIEF BUT STILL IN AGONY NEVER SLEPT ONE BIT LAST NIGHT AS COULD NOT GET COMFORTABLE COULD NOT FACE ANOTHER NIGHT LIKE THIS
CANT SIT STAND LIE DOWN NOTHING HELPS PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO
I NEVER HAD THEM AS BAD EVEN WHEN I WAS 9 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH BIG BABIES PUSHING DOWN.
i have them too - yesterday I braved a peek using a mirror as I felt like i have something sticking out of my bum - lo and behold BIG bunch of grapes - was minging!
I am only 27 weeks, so god knows what they will be like by the time i give birth. Mine however don't hurt (yet), just uncomfy when I go to the loo - will be buying anusol to try and shrink them and if that doesn't work I will be talking to midwife for some high powered stuff.
I can highly recommend Psyllium husks, which you can get from some health food shops (never seen them in Holland & Barrett). They turn your poo into soft sausages which are less painful than either rocks or diarrhoea. Nice and natural, though if you don't drink a great deal an extra glass of water could be a good idea.
Tricky to take, though. You need about a rounded dessert spoon once or twice a day and they absorb water rapidly. I've found the best is either taken in a small bowl of fruit juice, which ends up like sponge in jelly in a trifle, or a quarter teaspoon at a time stirred into a spoonful of yoghurt and eaten immediately. Don't stir it into food you're cooking (eg stew) - the result is like frogspawn in the food, really disgusting!
Okay, i had horrific arse grapes after having DS so i totally sympathise...the community midwife who did my 24 hour check gave me some great advice to help shrink them, which is:
have warm bath and enjoy temporary relief
once you've got out, pat the area dry
lie on your side with one leg raised e.g. propped up on toilet block; apply ointment of choice to your piles and gently massage them, including around the base. this helps stimulate bloodflow back to the area.
do this regularly and it should help them shrink quicker. mine were absolute agony but had totally gone within two weeks, so stay positive.
also, i have read on here that vaseline applied before pooing helps to, um, ease the pain of transit...
As undignified and embarrassing as it is, I'm at the end of my rope and I don't know how I'm going to survive the rest of the pregnancy like this.
My piles (currently two external masses that vary between grape and walnut size) continue to get worse, and at the moment I'm completely unable to lead a normal life -- can't walk, can't sit, can't even sleep, because if I accidentally move, I come bolt awake with a stifled gasp and tears in my eyes. Someone bumped into me from behind on a train yesterday and I burst into floods of tears at the pain.
I called my OB today, and she said there's nothing more medication-wise to be done that I'm not doing now (taking Daflon orally and applying a cortisone cream), and said I could make an appointment with a dermatologist if I wanted to, but warned me that she didn't know of any situation where they'd perform a surgical procedure pre-birth, as it could compromise the actual delivery process. So although I do have an appointment with a dermatologist on Wednesday, it seems very probable that I will a) have to live like this for another four months at least, and b) the delivery will make things exponentially worse. And, quite frankly, both are making me cry just thinking about them.
Is it really true that pregnant women are just expected to suffer? My quality of life is nil and I've spent most of the afternoon in floods of tears (and I normally have a VERY high tolerance for pain).
Hmmm,i tot it was abnormal,now i fell better reading posts about pile.its a terrible pain dat i wished death to end it all.mine is grade4 pile.it nevt goes inside,it shrinks wen not active n comes alive wen it want to start excruciating pain on me.it gets worse during labour as i ve had two c.s as a result of pain unbearable pai during labour.i dnt even think of d baies in my womb,i only think of d pile n how d pain ll go away.i dnt wish my enemy to go thru dis hell.uptil til now wen my stool becomes hard,it comes alive.wen ll dis dissapear? I want to live a normal life after all my friends ve hard stool too but they dnt ve pile! What is a permanent solution to grade 4 pile
Fistula,fissures n pile re similar,how do i lnw if mine is pile ot fissure? I be had mine protryding for ten years noe.it shrinks n comes alive wenever der is pressure as a result of pregnancy or as a result of hard stool caused by constipation.what am i sufferinv from.i need to knw cause i want it to go away