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
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.
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
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.
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.