Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy?
I am 11 1/2 weeks pregnant and I have been very constipated these past 2 weeks. I have had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for the last 5 yrs and the pregnancy is just acting it up something fierce. I have started taking colace (w/ my dr's approval) every day and it is just not helping. I drink almost a gallon of water a day and I eat alot of fiber. I have recently discovered that I now have a hemorrhoid and sometimes it bleeds when I use the bathroom. I have an appt to go to the dr tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone else had a similar problem.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hemorrhoids are very common in pregnancy because of the pressure from being constipated. Your best bet is to go to the drug store and buy some Anusol or something for quick relief other than that there isn't too much you can do. With me I had it near the beginning then they went away until my last two weeks and lasted until after I had my daughter. Good luck!
- Kat0312Lv 41 decade ago
You're talking to the queen of hemorrhoids during and right after both pregnancies!! They were horrible!! ! Preperation H cream works wonders.... That and a sitz bath works good which the hospital will give you after you give birth.. For right now go get some cream, and that will help ease the pain.. Good luck to you.. and remember that all this pain is soooo worth it in the end!!Source(s): Mommy to Anthony and Sophia
- Anonymous6 years ago
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- Anonymous6 years ago
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- Kiss My ShazLv 71 decade ago
Oh yeah.......I'm afraid that while pregnancy brings a lot of perks, this simply isn't one of them. And unfortunately, it gets a lot worse in the last trimester, especially around 8 months. As much as I loved being pregnant, I do not miss that at all.
Start stocking up on fiber bars, prune juice, and what else that is natural and can make you go. It's normal, natural, but a nuisance...
- 1 decade ago
They're starting to recommend that people with IBS, or IBS-like symptoms be tested for celiac disease, which is an intolerance to gluten (wheat, rye, barley and oats). A lot of people with celiac were misdiagnosed as having IBS for years. (18 years for me). It takes an average of 11 years for a person with celiac to be diagnosed.
It's also common for people with celiac to have an increase and upsurge in IBS-type symptoms during pregnancy. That's what happened to me. I had had celiac symptoms since I was 17, but when I was pregnant in my 30's it got really bad. Mine turned out to be celiac. Your's might just be part of being pregnant for you. But it's worth looking in to.
Here's a webpage by the National Institutes of Health on celiac -
And another from the Mayo Clinic -
If that starts sounding familiar here are a couple of message boards for people with celiac and other gluten intolerances.
You can also be intolerant to other common foods and get the symptoms you are describing. Soy, corn, eggs, yeast, dairy, etc. You may want to think about keeping a food/symptoms journal and see if you can identify the culprit(s).
I hope you feel better soon.
- CammieLv 71 decade ago
The pregnancy vitamins may be the cause of this constipation.
With my last pregnancy, I started taking those vitamins every other day and it helped a lot.
Talk to your doctor.
Hope you feel better soon.
- leathersLv 43 years ago
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