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
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 ...
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).