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Help! (TMI) Anal pain

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goodnightdarthvader1 Wed 10-Feb-16 12:17:50

Hi fellow preggos! I'm 39+4, sooooo ready to have this baby now!

I'm on iron pills which are, naturally, having a bit of an affect on my bowels. I have IBS though, so I'm getting more going out than not, IYSWIM sad

I noticed a bit of blood earlier in the week, probably from a small tear, so switched to using WetWipes, which have been a godsend. But, I went just now and have an awful stinging sensation like an open wound. No blood on wiping though. I'm fairly sure it's not hemarroids (sp?) - yet! - so reluctant to put the cream on it. What should I use? Savlon? (Don't laugh!) Not sure what's safe / appropriate to put on my butthole ...

Any help / advice gratefully received!

RedOnHerHedd Wed 10-Feb-16 12:29:55

I read somewhere about using germolene. I had quite a bit of blood last week and it felt stingy. I used germolene as suggested and no problems since.

goodnightdarthvader1 Wed 10-Feb-16 12:32:14

Thanks red!

Imnotaslimjim Wed 10-Feb-16 12:32:54

Yup, germolene. And don't be alarmed if you do see blood, its amazing how much they can bleed! I have an ongoing tear, and its very uncomfortable. Usually they heal within 3 or 4 days though

dizzylemon Wed 10-Feb-16 13:11:52

As someone who has had piles on and off for years, sounds just like that too me. And don't fret if you think you have them 'too soon' - they won't necessarily get worse with time: Despite being a prior sufferer, I've had them on and off throughout (32 weeks now) but never very badly. I use Anusol (which you can get over the counter), but I think it's worth talking to a pharmacist at least about getting something otc. (though some pharmacists will sadly fob you off to a GP for anything but a pharmacist should be qualified enough to make a suggestion).

goodnightdarthvader1 Wed 10-Feb-16 13:33:13

Thanks guys, that's made me feel better smile will try germolene

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