Hello, Can anyone help me?

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Registered: 04-03-2003
Hello, Can anyone help me?
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 10:32am
I'm new to this board. I'm 32 weeks today w/3rd pregnancy, I have a son who will be 6 years old Saturday. I had a mc 4 years ago last Dec.(5 mo w/twins). So far this pregnancy I haven't had to many problems (anemic, low blood sugar, weight loss). But now I'm having SEVERE hemorrhoids. Swelling, pain, constant bleeding, etc. My OB thinks I may have to have surgery. Has anyone else had to deal with this?

Monica :)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 10:37am
Oh goodness! I wish that I had some advice for you! You poor thing. Hope you feel better soon!

-janet and connor 18W 1D

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 3:31pm
OMG Monica, did I ever have hemorhoids with my first. I didn't think they could get that bad! However, I guess they weren't as bad as yours! I was just told that they would go away when the pregnancy ended. Don't think I was much help, but at least you are almost to the finish line! LOL!

Kim and Olivia

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:57pm

Boy can I relate. I am 33wks along and this Monday I was on the phone with the Dr in tears because of my "hiney Problems". The Dr. prescribed a hydrocortisone cream called Proctosol-HC 2.5%. It took a couple of days but the swelling has gone down enough that I could return to work today. And the pain (that had me in tears) is completely bearable now. They have gotten to the point that they are only annoying not painful.

See if the Dr can get some for you.

Other things that I have tried in the past (but didn't work this time) are......

Put witch hazel on a gauze pad and lay down with it on your hemorroids, it sometimes shrinks them and it does soothe them.

Open up a lecethin capsual (sp?) and put the liquid directly on them. I know in the past this has shrank them right away. (although this time it did not do a thing) Sometimes Vitamin E does the same, as does Aloe Vera.

Also, an ice cube wrapped in a gauze pad will bring some relief.

Seems as though I have way to much info on the whole hemorroid thing LOL!!

Hope some of these things help you . I know just how you feel.

Just in case that don't work I'll send you some ~*~*Shrinking Hemorroid*~*~ vibes.



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Registered: 04-03-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:49am
Thanks to all for the info. None of it helped though. After a trip to my PCP, I was sent to a specialist. Then I was informed that I had to have emergency outpatient surgery that day (Thursday). Some of the hemorrhoids had ruptured, which was causing the excesive bleeding, the rest were filled w/blood clots. Needless to say, all weekend was spent in bed! After I have the baby, he (the dr.) said that I will have to have the regular surgery. NOT FUN!