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15+2 and I can't cope with this ****

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Babybear1117 Sat 13-Jan-18 08:25:14

Toilet trips are hardly ever any easy experience anymore. Lactulose has been helping slightly but more recently there has been SO MUCH pain. And more often than not blood. It's really getting me down. I raced to Tesco late last night for prune juice and sent other half in to get some. Drank a glass this morning and almost instantly went but it was one of the most painful experiences ever and again so much blood. Going to call Doctors Monday but should I call midwife today?

Please share experiences and what helped you most! Crazy pregnant lady fed up and tired! Xxx

Bellamuerte Sat 13-Jan-18 08:40:46

Happened to me too. Vaseline before and after going helps to prevent splitting, bleeding and soreness. It will resolve itself when your hormones settle down.

TeddyIsaHe Sat 13-Jan-18 08:44:42

Sounds like piles! Get to the gp and get a prescription for a cream, the name of which evades me now, because it will only get worse after the birth (sorry). I had the most horrendously painful piles, I used to cry before going to the toilet. Hideous. But yes, get them treated because it is absolutely no fun at all.

Babybear1117 Sat 13-Jan-18 08:48:59

@Bellamuerte thank you I have some preparation h gel so will use that just so fed up now!!

Babybear1117 Sat 13-Jan-18 08:49:59

@TeddyIsaHe thanks, I'm going to go Monday! It can't get worse it can't! But thank you for advice it is much appreciated xx

Runningoutofusernames Sat 13-Jan-18 08:59:23

Had the same - sadly never resolved until after birth 😑 Are you also drinking lots of water and getting plenty of exercise? Really helps. Also I found most stuff not great or made me really gassy, but something like magnesium salts (I think that was it, double check as don't want to poison a pregnant lady!) really helped too. The doctors can also give you some glycerine suppositories, which make it easier.

Other thing - make sure you keep eating plenty of iron, because if you have to go on iron supplements it makes it even worse! Good luck

Sylv2017 Sat 13-Jan-18 09:32:00

I had similar in week 8. I started eating 2 kiwis a day and reduced to 1 as things got better. Just helped my body become regular again flowers

foodiemama26 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:49:13

I found really upping my fruit and water intake helped. I was very similar to you and it did get easier as my pregnancy moved on. Make sure you’re taking maximum amounts of lactulose throughout the day and try to keep fluids up, especially proper orange juice, prune juice and water. Eating whole dates works for some people too.

Babybear1117 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:57:51

@Runningoutofusernames @Sylv2017 @foodiemama26 thank you I have been having a lot of fruit but haven't tried kiwi. Was having lots of orange juice but read somewhere it can make it worse?

GottaBeStrong Sun 14-Jan-18 09:54:09

Try movicol. You might need to take two or three a day until you get soft. Then you could taper back.

Babybear1117 Sun 14-Jan-18 10:13:03

@GottaBeStrong I ended up at out of hours yesterday. Doctor prescribed two satchets of laxide per day and continue with lactulose xx

Ekphrasis Sun 14-Jan-18 11:25:13

Finding something to put your feet on when you go helps (google squatty potty and enjoy!) I use a little step from ikea. It won't soften stools obviously but really helps it along with less pushing, which is what causes piles.

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