Piles In Pregnancy
That cause veins to relax Piles can happen during pregnancy owing to hormonal changes and also increase the risk of irregularity. Constipation can cause piles to develop as a result of damaging during bowel movements. This can lead to bulging and protrusion of tissue in and around the anus.
How can you treat piles in pregnancy?
- Don’t standing for long periods.
- Do regular exercise to improve your circulation.
- use a clothing pressed out in iced water to ease the pain – hold it gently against the piles.
Symptoms of piles
Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels inside or around your bottom (the rectum and anus).
Anyone can get piles – they don’t just happen in pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax.
Symptoms of piles can include:
- itching, aching, soreness or swelling around your anus
- pain when passing a stool and a mucus discharge afterwards
- a lump hanging outside the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool
- bleeding after passing a stool – the blood is usually bright red
How to ease piles in pregnancy’s
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum. To ease the discomfort of hemorrhoids during pregnancy:
- Soak in warm water. Fill the tub with warm water and soak the affected area. Don’t put soap or bubble bath in the water.
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Sitting puts pressure on the veins in your anus and rectum. When you can, lie on your side or stand up. If you must sit, take frequent breaks or sit on a hemorrhoid pillow, also known as a ring cushion or doughnut.
- Use an over-the-counter remedy. Apply witch hazel medicated pads to your anal area. Or ask your health care provider to recommend a hemorrhoid cream or rectal suppository that’s safe to use during pregnancy.
When to see a doctor
A pregnant woman should see a doctor if the symptoms of hemorrhoids become painful and interfere with daily life.
A person should also see a doctor if:
- the hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, or becomes bluish
- symptoms worsen
- heavy bleeding occurs
Women who are pregnant should talk to a doctor before starting home treatments for hemorrhoids.
Talk to your doctor
Your doctor can answer questions you have about treatments. Let them know if you want to use a hemorrhoid cream or take a stool softener, or if you’re bleeding or feeling severe rectal pain.