The Big H (hemorroids - TMI)

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The Big H (hemorroids - TMI)
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 7:13am

Has anyone else had the unfortunate opportunity to experience hemorroids during PGcy?


I've had a few small fissures up to this point but yesterday - cue scary music- I got an external hemorroid!! Ouch!! By the time I got home from work, I was in so much pain that I could barely walk. I bought some Prep H after talking with a pharmacist who said it would be safe to use while PG but of course after coming home and referencing my PGcy books, they say it's best not to use because it could be absorbed into the bloodstream. Great. So I tried an at-home remedy instead - icing the area - and that provided instant relief and allowed me to get a somewhat decent night's sleep.


Upon waking up this morning, I had to go #2 but was so afraid to poop! I actually feel better now and am hoping it's going away. Of course last night as I was icing myself, DH comes in the room and says "I think something's wrong with my eye - does it look red?" and I just glared at him and said "Honey, I'd gladly take an irritated eye over a

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 10:10am

Oh wow Christine... This sucks!!!I'm very sorry that you are one of the unfortunate ones who got H in pregnancy...

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 5:00pm

Awww, I'm sorry honey!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 7:23pm
Ooh! Ouch! I'm so sorry! I haven't ever had them really bad, but it's bad enough when they're mild. Have you ever tried witch hazel? You can usually get it by the rubbing alcohol & hydrogen peroxide. I just put some on a cotton pad or folded up TP 7 press gently against the owie spot. I'll warn you it does sting a little at first, but then it's quite soothing. GL!
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 8:24pm

Thanks ladies! I am happy to report that since this morning, I have been feeling MUCH better. It seems after that morning BM (sorry TMI) the hemorroid either shrunk or went away completely and I was pain free all day! I was so amazed because I was in so much pain last night and in 12 hours, felt completely back to normal!

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 8:49pm

Christine-

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 12:27am
So glad you're feeling better! What a relief!! Sometimes I carry snack foods with me, just in case the food offered doesn't work for me. Dried fruit is excellent for balancing out that sort of fare & travels well too!
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 7:01am

Oh Julie, that's horrible that your H's never fully went away! I hope you won't need surgery but I wouldn't want to live with that pain forever either. My dad had H surgery the week after I was born so my poor mother had to take care of my dad and a colicky newborn!


It was funny (well not haha funny) but when I was having the pain, I kept thinking, "ok, how am I going to have an unmed

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 7:03am

Thanks for the tip, Noel!


Usually my family is good about having some nutritious food around but my cousin actually said "I thought about having pizza and salad but then I remembered I had recipes for these great dips!" While the dips were tasty, I don't understand why she felt they should replace salad. Oh well. Lesson (painfully) learned. :-)

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 5:36pm

As I mentioned in the PG thread, my hemorroids came back when I strained the other day (stupid me!!)


Since TUES night, I have been alternating between icing the area and using witch hazel but they just won't go away! I was holding off on using the Prep H cream as my MW said it's better to do the natural remedies instead but I caved and brought it to work with me as I very well can't ice my butt while sitting at my desk half-naked! LOL


Anyone have any other suggestions on how to get them to shrink/ease the pain?

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