The hemorrhoids first appeared about a month or so before I gave birth. After two hours of pushing, they were much worse. For several months after the birth, I used avenoc (sp) suppositories and witch hazel pads. Eventually things just kind of plateaued and since it wasn't getting any better I stopped doing anything special. I drink plenty of water and have a decent amount of fiber in my diet.
Now they don't itch or cause me any pain whatsoever. In fact, the only time I am even aware that they exist is during and immediately after BMs. Here's my issue, they um, interfere with my ability to fully close my sphincter - if that makes sense. My rectum is so swollen during BMs that it ends up being a gross mess that I need many wetwipes to fully clean. Also, I just hate feeling like my rectum is swollen.
I haven't looked at it and I haven't gone to the doctor to address it. I assume that what I have is internal hemorrhoids with little skin tags that hang out like tiny deflated balloons. It does not cause me pain when I sit and aside from the discomfort during and after BMs they don't bother me at all, so I am unwilling to consider surgery or any other invasive treatment.
Has anyone had this issue? What did you do? Did they ever go away?