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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:28pm

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:23am

Hey everyone-

I just have a slightly TMI question. I have been having "issues" for a couple weeks now (itching/bleeding) and I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with hemorrhoids? I was in denial for a while, but I asked Dr. Google last night lol. I am definitely going to drink more water and start taking a stool softener again, but does anyone have any other tips? I also put some hydrocortisone cream down there, as that is supposed to help with itching? Do they eventually go away, or will I always have that bump now and it just won't bother me as much? I don't think I ever got them while PG, but now I am unsure as it's very possible I did and just ignored the symptoms. If you have any advice I would really appreciate it!

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 12:23pm
Morgan, witch hazel works well. Take a look at the label of something like Tucks pads. They have witch hazel. It is soothing and reduces inflamation. You might always have something of a bump, but the size will definitely reduce over time. Mine were horrible after each delivery but are practically gone now. They can come and go. Feel better.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:20pm
Andi - as a mom of an 8 year old, if it's not one thing it's another... you never (at least not in the first 8 years) stop having first or milestones, but they go from "are they walking" to "oh what are they reading"... you just grow thicker skin as they get older and get more confident in your mommy-ability.
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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:24pm
Christine: I am so sorry to hear you got rear-ended. I don't want this to sound like ambulance chasing or what not, but I would call a lawyer. Health insurance companies will fight your claims once they hear you are being seen for a car accident and want to bill the person that caused the accident; there is just so much paperwork and run around involved it's best to have a professional on your side. They can also get your compensated for missed time at work as well. Feel better.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:26pm

Morgan - Sorry you have to deal with it.I have never had them, but I have constipation issues, so instead of taking a stool softener look at your diet. Cut out the things (like dairy - cheese, yogurt milk, and increase on the high fiber foods). I have to cut down on my cheese intake as it's my favorite food and I have found that since I eat Raisin Bran for breakfast, only have a little cheese during the day, and have

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:29pm
Ash and Andi: It's funny how you talk about skin color... my two boys are so opposite when it comes to skin pigmentation. Just when you see their complexions side by side you wonder how they could be related (sure they have different fathers). My X was adopted so we have no way of really knowing what Ray's ethnicity is, but he is certainly getting darker as he gets older (complexion wise), I often look at him and wonder what could be behind his coloring, and wish I could steal some for Teddy who on a good day makes pale look like it has a tan.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 2:23pm

Morgan - I got a hemorroid while PG and it sucked! It shrunk back down after delivery but it is still there (but doesn't bother me). Erica has a good suggestion with the witch hazel. When we were discharged from the hospital, they gave me a whole tub of WH wipes to tuck right by the hemorroid. Between that, the spray I had to put on my stiches and those ginormous pads you have to wear with the net underwear, it was such an ordeal every time I had to go to the bathroom because I had to change everything each time. Hope you'll be feeling better soon!

Kate - Thanks for the advice. I forgot to come back here to update!

AFM - Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Physically, I feel much better. I saw my doc after school on Monday and I go this afternoon for a f/u. She said it is typical whiplash. My neck is a little stiff but my back is pretty good for the most part. I ended up calling the lady's insurance Monday night and opening a claim, and they took my statement yesterday, but she has still yet to contact them and they've tried calling her and emailing her. This makes me very nervous and I'm wondering if she's going to blow off the court date as well. That happened to my DH a few years ago when his car was totalled, the other party didn't have a license or insurance, and she didn't show for court either. We never saw a dime.

The damage is not bad, but we would like to get it fixed since our car is only 4 years old and in otherwise perfect condition. I'm not too worried about the medical expenses as it's only two doctor visits and a prescription. If we end up having to fix the car ourself, we have a family member who owns a body shop and he usually cuts us a very good deal on repairs. Just upsetting to have to waste all this time on the insurance when I have a feeling she's going to get out of it, although she did get a ticket for the accident so I'm guessing if she doesn't show for court, that can't be a good thing?

In happier news, Selin has recently started saying "What happened?" and asking "Why?" to everything. My DH flies out tonight to go overseas to visit his family so it's just me and her for the next 10 days. :-)

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 6:03pm

Morgan - I had them riiiight at the end of the pregnancy and they've showed up a time or two since, but a little witch hazel like everyone is saying, and hopefully with time you won't continue to experience them. No fun!

Christine - glad you're feeling better! And good luck flying solo the next 10 days!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 6:04pm

Oh, and Kate, this is so random, but when

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 8:48pm

Tons of posts today..I don't have time for personals it's been a horrible day.

Anyway the good news is After a little over a month David is finally potty trained (or almost) at home. Now

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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