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piles - oh my goodness...

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LittleOne76 Tue 26-Jul-11 17:17:38

i've somehow made it to 35 weeks without experiencing these. I went to do a number two last night and something happened and I've been so sore. I'm not constipated so it's a bit strange... have somehow done some damage and every little move is super sore - sitting, walking, getting up, turning in bed... I had no idea how painful these could be.
I've got a catch up with the midwife on fri so will mention it to her..but in the something like anusol ok to use when pregnant?

SenoritaViva Tue 26-Jul-11 17:20:40

Poor you, the glamour of pregnancy eh?

I can't answer you question but a pharmacist will, head down there now before it shuts.

ShowOfHands Tue 26-Jul-11 17:21:28


Yes anusol is fine. Make sure you're not straining, drink plenty of water and believe me, it's extremely common.

CBear6 Tue 26-Jul-11 17:32:24

Everything ShowOfHands said. A bath can bring some temporary relief, keep the area clean and dry too (when not in the bath obviously). Apricots and figs can help with the constipation. Avoid sitting or standing for too long and try sitting on a birthing ball/gym ball if you have one, it's slightly less pressure than a sofa or chair.

They'll go away once it's all over smile

alliwant Tue 26-Jul-11 17:42:25

Get some fybgel too and if you end up with a section, movicol and lots of it. Dr will prescribe fybogel, I am 38 weeks and been on a daily sachet for the last 2 weeks, like you no constipation, just piles! Had a 3rd degree tear with my first baby which ended up with an anal fissure - Ouch! That started with piles and got progressively worse. Keep on top of it.

apple99 Tue 26-Jul-11 17:53:38

I am in agony with hemorrhoids at the moment. Have been using anusol and just bought some germoloids today, both fine to use in pregnancy. Am thinking of seeing Dr to see if they can prescribe anything better but keep putting off in case they want to look blush. The pain is so bad last couple of days though I am going to have to bite the bullet and make an appointment.

Do they usually go after the birth??

ShowOfHands Tue 26-Jul-11 18:20:04

apple, if you're really suffering, anusol suppositories are much better. I hear tell they're fairly reasonably priced on amazon... Also fine in pregnancy.

And yup I guess they usually go after birth. I pushed for 6hrs though and, er, it made them worse.

MrsZB Tue 26-Jul-11 18:23:28

I am really suffering at the moment too sad It seems so unfair!!!

I had a little one a couple of weeks ago and was very diligent treating it with the suppositaries and cream. I was delighted that it had shrunk back to normal and the NEXT DAY this new one popped out the size of a chickpea. It is painful and this morning started bleeding.

I am so pissed off!! And sore as well. Am only 33 weeks so have a few more weeks yet of this sad

LittleOne76 Tue 26-Jul-11 18:44:41

I'm really surprised at how much they can hurt.... I had to go into oxford st this morning on the tube and was scared that I'd be offered a seat and would have everyone watching me sit down. I can sit down but it takes a while to get there and to be honest...I'd kind of prefer not to at the moment! And then there's the getting up again.... Right now I am spread out in bed lying on my side and even turning from side to side is a bit of an effort because of the pain. Sorry for the moan..! In context, I'll do whatever to end up with a healthy bubs... am just having similar thoughts to Mrs ZB at the moment.... there's still a month or so to go...!

wigglesrock Tue 26-Jul-11 19:34:20

I had dd3 five months ago, have had mild piles before grin, but this time shock, Anusol is good, Germoloids slightly better according to pharmacist! But at 35 weeks I had enough, rang my GP, she prescribed Uniroid over the phone - oh the relief. They didn't go away but there was no pain! Don't suffer in silence!!

MrsZB Tue 26-Jul-11 20:12:30

Oh that's encouraging wigglesrock so you didn't even have to go and see the dr? I am having lots of hospital appts at the moment and just can't face any more medical appts! I might give mine a call tomorrow and see if the will do the same. Thank you!

wigglesrock Wed 27-Jul-11 12:34:24

Sorry MrsZB didn't get back earlier, no didn't have to see GP or show her them grin I was very sick with the latest pregnancy, had 2 other wee ones, working etc I just said to GP "you are going to have to give me something to help with the pain" or I will haunt you forever grin but she was dead on. The midwife who I had talked to first told me it was just one of those things. Yes one of those things medicine can help with!

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